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Table 2 Clinical signs and symptoms of severe seasonal influenza in children at PICU admittance - Germany, 2005-2008 *

From: Severe influenza cases in paediatric intensive care units in Germany during the pre-pandemic seasons 2005 to 2008

Clinical signs and symptoms No. of children (%)
Tachypnoea 16 (89)
Cough 14 (78)
Rhinitis 14 (78)
Conjunctivitis 14 (78)
Apnoea 13 (72)
Refusal of food or drink 15 (83)
Diarrhea 12 (67)
Vomiting 11 (61)
Fever ≥ 38°C 15 (83)
Clouding of consciousness 14 (78)
Headache 10 (56)
Pain in the limbs 10 (56)
  1. * Data on symptoms were available from 18 children; percentages refer to the number of the available patients. Multiple nominations were possible.