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Table 3 Laboratory characteristics of the 19 infants with pertussis and the 19 infants with RSV bronchiolitis

From: Bordetella pertussis in infants hospitalized for acute respiratory symptoms remains a concern

Laboratory characteristics Infants with pertussis Infants with RSV bronchiolitis p
White blood cells (n/mm3) median (range) 18.760 (6.760-73790) 9.815 (4.770-20.910) 0.001
Lymphocyte count (n/mm3) median (range) 9.290 (4.320-38.665) 4.155 (1.803-8.366) 0.001
Neutrophil count (n/mm3) median (range) 4.500 (1.470-27.121) 4.170 (992-11.160) n.s.
Eosinophil count (n/mm3) median (range) 375 (14-1.770) 45 (0-527) 0.001
Hemoglobin (mg/dl) median (range) 12.1 (10.2-15.9) 11.15 (9.40-16.60) n.s.
Platelets (n/mm3) median (range) 576.000 (315.000-1.180.000) 507.000 (300.000-1.045.000) n.s.
C-reactive protein (mg/dl) median (range) 0.13 (0.01-2.35) 0.62 (0-2.35) n.s.
SGOT (UI/L) median (range) 39 (20-103) 41 (17-90) n.s.
SGPT (UI/L) median (range) 31 (13-92) 23.5 (13-60) n.s.
GGT (UI/L) median (range) 43 (13-166) 28 (7-117) n.s.
  1. RSV: respiratory syncytial virus; SGOT: Glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase; SGPT: glutamic pyruvic transaminase; GGT: gamma-glutamyl transferase.
  2. p values by Mann-Whitney U test.