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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients

From: Low birth weight contributed to increased serum IL-6 levels in infantile respiratory syncytial virus infection

Groups Age (year) Birth weight (kg) Days of hospitalization WBC (10^9/L) N% EOS% CRP (mg/L) PCT (ng/L)
Pathogens
 RSV (116) 0.29 ± 0.02** 3.24 ± 0.05 7.06 ± 0.47 10.22 ± 0.89 29.52 ± 1.42 1.74 ± 0.14 4.93 ± 0.97 0.16 ± 0.02
 non-RSV (242) 0.60 ± 0.02 3.29 ± 0.03 8.69 ± 0.35 9.19 ± 0.17 33.78 ± 1.10 2.19 ± 0.17 4.96 ± 0.46 0.11 ± 0.01
Birth weight
 LBW (89) 0.50 ± 0.04 7.66 ± 0.58 9.20 ± 0.27 34.61 ± 1.93 2.00 ± 0.20 5.69 ± 0.79 0.13 ± 0.02
 NBW (269) 0.50 ± 0.02 8.32 ± 0.32 9.63 ± 0.40 31.67 ± 0.98 2.01 ± 0.15 4.71 ± 0.52 0.12 ± 0.01
RSV patients
 LBW (32) 0.21 ± 0.03** 6.72 ± 0.91 8.56 ± 0.42 29.25 ± 1.90 2.03 ± 0.27 4.72 ± 1.06 0.16 ± 0.04
 NBW (84) 0.33 ± 0.03 7.19 ± 0.56 10.85 ± 1.22 29.62 ± 1.82 1.63 ± 0.17 5.01 ± 1.23 0.16 ± 0.03
  1. Continuous variables are represented by mean ± standard error of mean (SEM). **P < 0.01 for comparison with non-RSV group or NBW group. WBC white blood cell, EOS eosinophils, CRP C reactive protein, PCT procalcitonin, RSV respiratory syncytial virus, LBW Low birth weight, NBW normal birth weight