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Table 1 Hospital recorded diagnosis based on patient clinical features

From: Complicated malaria and other severe febrile illness in a pediatric ward in Libreville, Gabon

Characteristics Median Interquartile range
All admissions (n = 418)
Age in months, 24.0 [12–48]
Duration of illness in days 3.0 [2–5]
Temperature in °C 38.9 [38.0-39.3]
  N (%)
Female 192 (46)
Pallor 211 (51)
Main reasons for consultation
Asthenia 193 (46)
Repeated vomiting 151 (36)
Diarrhoea 120 (29)
Abdominal pain 32 (8)
Cough 118 (28)
Dyspnea 32 (8)
Seizures 73 (17)
Blantyre Coma Score < 5 62 (15)
Diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infection a (n = 172/418)
  Cough 91 (53)
  Rattling 79 (46)
  Deep breathing 14 (8)
  Pneumonia syndrome 40 (23)
  Abnormal x-ray 151 (88)
Diagnosis of gastro-enteritis a (n = 74/418)
  Vomiting 63 (85)
  Dehydratation 65 (88)
  Diarrhoea 67 (90)
Diagnosis of meningitis a (n = 16/418)
  Vomiting 6 (38)
  BCS ≤ 4 8 (50)
  Seizures 7 (44)
  Neck stiffness 7 (44)
  Abnormal CSFb 5/7 (71)
  1. a: cases can appears in many categories; b: cerebro-spinald fluid.