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Table 1 Comparison of clinical and laboratory parameters on admission in patients with sepsis (Sepsis) and patient with other non-infectious conditions (Not sepsis)

From: Comparison of broad range 16S rDNA PCR and conventional blood culture for diagnosis of sepsis in the newborn: a case control study

Maternal parameters Sepsis (n = 31) Not sepsis (n = 17) p
Maternal fever > 38°C 10/31 5/17 0.25
Maternal antibiotics 10/31 0/17 0.00
Premature rupture of membranes 11/31 4/17 0.18
Infant parameters    
Gestational age (GA) < 37 weeks 3/31 6/17 0.03
Irritability 11/31 1/17 0.02
Fever > 38°C 7/31 5/17 0.23
Heart rate > 160 beats per minute 6/31 3/17 0.30
Respiratory rate > 60 per minute 11/31 5/17 0.23
Apgar score at 5 min < 8 3/31 7/17 0.01
Feeding difficulties 6/31 0/17 0.06
Capillary refill time > 3 seconds 7/31 3/17 0.27
Oxygen saturation (SaO2) < 88% 6/31 4/17 0.27
BE (base excess) < -5 0/31 5/17 0.00
Leukocyte count < 5 1/31 0/17 0.64
Platelets < 100 2/31 1/17 0.45
Blood glucose < 2,5 mmol/l 4/31 2/17 0.35
CRP mg/l 47.0 ± 33.8 8.5 ± 2.5 0.00
Highest CRP mg/l 66.8 ± 36.7 9.1 ± 2.7 0.00