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Table 1 Demographic, epidemiology, and Virologic characteristics and complications, treatment and clinical outcomes of two patients infected with H7N9 virus

From: One family cluster of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in Shandong, China

Characteristic

Patient 1

Patient 2

Age (yr)

36

4

Sex

Male

Male

Occupation

Individual practitioners

Kindergarden

Underlying conditions

  

Chronic smoker

Yes

No

Exposure to living animal in past 7 days

Yes

Yes

Date of illness onset

April 16, 2013

April 27, 2013

Date of admission

April 21, 2013

April 28, 2013

Admission to ICU

April 21, 2013

No

Presenting symptoms

  

Temperature (°C)

38.8°C

38.3°C

Sore throat

+

-

Rhinorrhoea

-

-

Conjunctivitis

-

-

Cough

+

+

Sputum

+

+

Haemoptysis

-

-

Dyspnoea

+

-

Nausea or vomiting

-

-

Diarrhoea

-

-

Abdominal pain

-

+

Myalgia

-

-

Fatigue

+

-

Skin rash

-

-

Findings on admission

  

Respiratory rate(breaths/min)

33/min

20/min

Total White-Cell count(per L)

3.3*109

2.0*109

Absolute lymphocyte count(per ml)

0.7*107

6.4*109

Platelet count(per L)

133*109

394*109

Time between onset of symptoms and initiation of oseltamivir(days)

6 days

1 days

Time between onset of symptoms and onset of respiratory failure (days)

6 days

No

Time between onset of respiratory failure and need for mechanical ventilation (hours)

4 h

No