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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study sample according to severity of infection.

From: High-mobility group box-1 protein, lipopolysaccharide-binding protein, interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein in children with community acquired infections and bacteraemia: a prospective study

  Infected patients without SIRS
(n = 36)
Sepsis patients
(n = 91)
Severe sepsis patients
(n = 13)
Boys (n) 20 49 11
Girls (n) 16 42 2
Age (months) 84.6 ± 77.01 70.4 ± 69.7 97.5 ± 88.2
Number of days of symptoms at hospital admission 3.8 ± 2.4 3.3 ± 2.5 2.9 ± 1.8
Number of day of symptoms at study entry 5.5 ± 3.2 4.5 ± 3.0 3.8 ± 2.0
Treatment time in the hospital (days) 6.3 ± 4.2 8.6 ± 5.9 15.4 ± 13.5
  1. 1mean ± standard deviation.