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Table 1 Clinical and demographical data of SIRS and sepsis patients.

From: Prevalence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in hospitalized children: a point prevalence study

  SIRS
(n = 66)
Sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock
(n = 9)
P value
Gender boys/girls (number) 36/30 5/4  
Duration of hospitalization/days (median, minimum – maximum) 7 (2–62) 16.2 (4–44) NS
Antibacterial therapy 33% (n = 22) 100% (n = 9)  
Day of initialization of antibacterial therapy (median, minimum – maximum) 1(1–13) 1 (1-1) NS
Duration of antibacterial therapy/days (median, minimum – maximum) 5 (0–15) 8.8 (4–15) < 0.05
  1. SIRS, systemic inflammatory response syndrome. NS, not significant.