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Table 1 Clinical features at admission of children with acute lower respiratory infection with and without adenovirus infection

From: Adenovirus type 7 associated with severe and fatal acute lower respiratory infections in Argentine children

Features With Adenovirus infection
n = 24
Without Adenovirus infection*
n = 75
 
  n % n %  
Age (months)      
0–11 18 (75) 63 (84)  
12–24 6 (25) 12 (16)  
Mean age± SE months 8.8 ± 6 6.8 ± 6.7 ** ns
Sex      
Male/female ratio 3.8:1 2.7:1*** ns
Diagnosis at admission      
Pneumonia 17 (71) 36 (48)*** ns, p < 0.051
Bronchiolitis 7 (29) 39 (52)  
Nutritional Status      
Malnutrition 9 (37.5) 25 (33.8)  
Breast feeding 14 (58.3) 43 (57.5)  
Signs and Symptoms      
Fever (>38aC) 20 (83) 49 (65)  
Rhinorrhea 17 (70.8) 51 (67.5)  
Tachypnea 19 (79.2) 59 (78.8)  
Respiratory rate/min 40.0 ± 28.0 39.0 ± 31.0  
Cough 18 (75) 55 (73.8)  
Chest indrawing 16 (66.6) 52 (68.8)  
Wheezing 14 (58.3) 29 (38.8)  
Roncus 12 (50) 29 (38.8)  
Rales 18 (75) 57 (76.3)  
Apneas 4 (16.6) 7 (8.8)*** ns
Conjunctivitis 7 (29) 17 (22.5)  
  1. * Children admitted to this hospital with ALRI, in whom RSV and Adenovirus diagnosis were excluded. ** "t" Student test ; *** X2 test; ns: not significant