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Table 6 Demographic and clinical characteristics from 222 patients hospitalized with respiratory symptoms

From: Simultaneous detection of respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus by one-step multiplex real-time RT-PCR in patients with respiratory symptoms

  Triplex qRT-PCR Results P-value
Negative(n = 136) RSV+ (n = 68) hMPV+ (n = 18)
Gender (%)
 F 62(45.6) 22(32.4) 3(16.7) 0.030*
 M 74(54.4) 46(67.6) 15(83.3)
Age (years-old)
  1.38 ± 1.89 1.15 ± 1.22 1.00 ± 1.29 0.119
CXR index (%)
 N/A 27(19.9) 3(4.4) 4(22.2) 0.008*
 Mild inflammation 43(31.6 18(26.5) 4(22.2)
 Severe inflammation 66(48.5) 47(69.1) 10(55.6)
ICU treatment (%)
 No 77(56.6) 47(69.1) 12(66.7) 0.118
 Yes 59(43.4) 21(30.9) 6(33.3)
Pneumonia (%)
 No 95(69.9) 6(8.8) 1(5.6) 0.001*
 Yes 41(30.1) 62(91.2) 17(94.4)
Hypersomina (%)
 No 131(96.3) 65(95.6) 18(100) 0.621
 Yes 5(3.7) 3(4.4) 0(0)
Intubation (%)
 No 134(98.5) 67(98.5) 17(94.4) 0.599
 Yes 2(1.5) 1(1.5) 1(5.6)
CRP index (%)
 N/A 8(5.9) 3(4.4) 0(0) 0.938
  < 5 62(45.6) 34(50.5) 6(33.3)
 Positive 66(48.5) 31(45.6) 12(66.7)
  1. N/A not available, CXR index Chest X-Ray index, ICU Intensive care unit, CRP C-reactive protein
  2. *P < 0.05
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