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Table 3 Clinical and laboratory findings according to the severity of the pulmonary lesions in the school-aged children (6-14 years of age)

From: Difference of clinical features in childhood Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

Groups Bronchopn Mild Severe P
  (n = 25) (n = 33) (n = 23)  
Clinical characteristics     
   Age (y) 8.0 ± 1.9 8.2 ± 2.1 9.1 ± 2.7 0.11
Duration of fever (d) 5.4 ± 2.8 6.0 ± 2.8 7.1 ± 2.6* 0.13
Hospitalization (d) 6.2 ± 1.9 6.7 ± 1.7 7.6 ± 2.4 0.04
Laboratory findings     
Leukocyte (×103//μL) 6.9 ± 2.7 7.3 ± 2.3 6.9 ± 2.3 0.8
   Neutrophil (%) 60 ± 11 66 ± 9 68 ± 12 0.053
   Lymphocyte (%) 28 ± 9 23 ± 7 22 ± 11 0.08
   Monocyte (%) 9 ± 4 8 ± 3 8 ± 2 0.5
Lymphocyte count (/μL) 1900 ± 800 1700 ± 700 1400 ± 600* 0.14
CRP (mg/dL) 2.2 ± 1.8 4.6 ± 4.8 5.4 ± 4.3 0.02
Seroconveter (n,%) 4 (16) 16 (49) 15 (65) 0.001
  1. * P < 0.05 compared to the bronchopneumonia group