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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory features in patients with HHV-6 and −7 compared to those with CMV

From: Viral pathogens in children hospitalized with features of central nervous system infection in a malaria-endemic region of Papua New Guinea

   HHV6, 7 (n = 21*) CMV (n = 17* ) P -value
Age (months)   24 (8–56) 29 (6–38) 0.698
Impaired consciousness   11 (24) 3 (12) 0.04
Complex seizure   4 (19) 0 (0) 0.113
Cerebrospinal fluid ≥5 (cells/μL) 11 (52) 9 (53) 0.615
  Protein (≥1 g/L) 4 (19) 1 (6) 0.243
Adverse outcome Permanent disability 3 (14) 1 (6) 0.355
  Mortality 1 (5) 0 (0)
  1. Data are numbers (percent) for dichotomous variables or medians (interquartile range) for continuous variables.
  2. *The child with HHV-7/CMV coinfection is included in both groups; Fisher’s exact test or Mann Whitney U test used.