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Table 2 Clinical characteristics and diagnoses of patients by influenza type

From: Clinical similarities between influenza A and B in children: a single-center study, 2017/18 season, Korea

CharacteristicsInfluenza typeP value
A (n = 128)B (n = 109)
Fever127 (99.2)107 (98.2) 
 Peak temperature,
mean (SD)
39.4 °C
(0.7)
39.3 °C
(0.7)
0.323
 Cough87 (68.0)80 (73.4)0.361
 Rhinorrhea71 (55.5)62 (56.9)0.827
 Sputum38 (29.7)37 (33.9)0.482
 Vomiting (nausea)23 (18.0)22 (20.2)0.665
 Seizure20 (15.6)13 (11.9)0.412
 Dyspnea7 (5.5)9 (8.3)0.394
 Diarrhea6 (4.7)5 (4.6)0.971
 Chill3 (2.3)7 (6.4)0.193
 Nasal stuffiness1 (0.8)2 (1.8)0.597
 Altered mentality 3 (2.8)0.096
 Rash1 (0.8)1 (0.9)> 0.999
 Wheezing1 (0.8)1 (0.9)> 0.999
 Conjunctival injection1 (0.8) > 0.999
≥3 yrsn = 57n = 66 
 Sore throat11 (19.3)9 (13.6)0.396
 Headache7 (12.3)9 (13.6)0.824
 Abdominal pain6 (10.5)9 (13.6)0.599
 Myalgia3 (5.3)5 (7.6)0.724
 Arthralgia 1 (1.5)0.460
 Chest pain 1 (1.5)0.460
Diagnosis
 Sinusitis21 (16.4)17 (15.6)0.605
 Pneumonia8 (6.3)4 (3.7)0.367
 Croup3 (2.3)5 (4.6)0.476
 Bronchiolitis2 (1.6)3 (2.8)0.664
 Lymphadenitis2 (1.6)2 (1.8)> 0.999
 Acute otitis media1 (0.8) > 0.999
 Encephalitis 1 (0.9)0.460
  1. Values are presented as number (%), unless otherwise specified. SD, standard deviation