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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory data of patients

From: Prevalence, risk factors and seasonal variations of different Enteropathogens in Lebanese hospitalized children with acute gastroenteritis

Clinical Characteristics Unidentified group I rotavirus group II E. histolytica group III adenovirus group IV Mixed group V Total P-value
Frequency (%) 287 (46.4%) 84 (13.6%) 172 (27.8%) 38 (6.1%) 38 (6.1%) 619
Clinical Manifestations
 Fever 215 (74.9%) 52 (61.9%) 143 (83.1%) 22 (57.9%) 26 (68.4%) 458 0.001
 Vomiting 112 (39.0%) 53 (63.1%) 66 (38.4%) 22 (57.9%) 24 (63.2%) 277 0.000
 Diarrhea 208 (72.5%) 69 (82.1%) 144 (83.7%) 33 (86.8%) 29 (76.3%) 483 0.016
 Vesikari score (Mean ± SD) 11.2 ± 1.8 11.4 ± 1.5 11.8 ± 1.6 11.2 ± 1.6 11.3 ± 1.8 0.005
 Duration of hospitalization per days (Mean ± SD) 2.7 ± 1.2 2.9 ± 1.1 2.9 ± 1.2 3.3 ± 2.1 3.4 ± 1.3 3.04a 0.003
Laboratory Findings
 WBCs (× 103 per mm3) 2.79 ± 3.85 2.29 ± 3.04 12.23 ± 4.98 1.92 ± 2.29 7.15 ± 6.76 0.000
 RBCs (million per mm3) 1.47 ± 1.88 1.53 ± 2.06 7.10 ± 5.45 1.14 ± 1.01 3.19 ± 3.99 0.000
 HGB (in mg/dL; mean ± SD) 11.7 ± 2.4 11.5 ± 1.2 12.6 ± 8.4 12.1 ± 1.0 11.5 ± 1.1 0.008
 HCT (in %; mean ± SD) 33.5 ± 4.1 33.9 ± 3.2 34.0 ± 4.2 34.8 ± 4.7 34.1 ± 2.9 0.027
 BS (in mg/dL; mean ± SD) 91.1 ± 28.3 77.1 ± 20.1 97.5 ± 19.2 86.0 ± 27.7 87.3 ± 19.1 0.000
 CRP (in mg/dL; mean ± SD) 49.5 ± 65.9 28.0 ± 61.4 66.3 ± 67.4 11.7 ± 20.0 43.7 ± 85.9 0.000
  1. Abbreviations: WBCs White blood cells, RBCs Red blood cells, HGB Hemoglobin, HCT Hematocrit, BS Blood sugar, CRP C-reactive protein
  2. aMean of the five groups; significant p-values are made bold