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Table 4 The performance of the clinical features of measles as a diagnostic tool – sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratio

From: An evaluation of the clinical features of measles virus infection for diagnosis in children within a limited resources setting

Clinical featuresSn (%) (95% CI)Sp (%) (95% CI)LLR (%)
F + M + H90.7 (81.2–95.9)28.6 (5.1–69.7)0.175
F + M + B + H81.3 (70.3–89.1)28.6 (5.1–69.7)0.545
F + M + C + H76.0 (64.5–84.8)28.6 (5.1–69.7)0.791
F + M + K + H41.3 (30.3–50.3)28.6 (5.1–69.7)0.124
F + M + B + C + H66.7 (54.7–76.9)28.6 (5.1–69.7)0.545
F + M + B + C + K + H36.0 (25.5–48.0)28.6 (5.1–69.7)0.124
F + M + B89.3 (79.5–95.0)14.3 (0.8–58.0)0.777
F + M + C84.0 (73.3–91.1)00.127
F + M + K46.7 (35.2–58.5)14.3 (0.8–58.0)0.038
F + M + B + C73.3 (61.7–82.6)14.3 (0.8–58.0)0.448
F + M + B + C + K41.3 (30.3–53.3)28.6 (5.1–69.7)0.124
  1. Sn sensitivity, Sp specificity, LLR likelihood ratio, F fever, M maculopapular rash, B cough, C coryza, K conjunctivitis, H hyperpigmented rash, CI confidence interval