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Table 2 Age groups and characteristics of infections among children according to severity of sepsis.

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 SIRS1
(n = 36)
Sepsis patients
(n = 91)
Severe sepsis patients
(n = 13)
Age group    
   0 days -- 1 week 0 0 0
   1 week to 1 month 1 4 1
   1 month to 1 year 7 23 2
   2 to 5 years 11 30 4
   6 to 12 years 6 15 0
   13 to < 18 years 11 19 6
Infection focus    
   Upper respiratory tract 13 39 -
   Lower respiratory tract 8 27 7
   Gastroenteritis 11 13 -
   Pyelonephritis - 4 -
   Skin/Soft tissue infection - 4 3
   Osteomyelitis - 2 1
   Meningitis - - 2
   Occult bacteremia - 2 -
   Cistitis 4 - -
Total 36 91 13
  1. 1systemic inflammatory response syndrome.