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Table 4 Results of investigations

From: Risk factors for severe hand foot mouth disease in Singapore: a case control study

Investigations Cases (n = 24) Controls (n = 48) OR (95 % CI) P value
Initial Full Blood Count (N = 24 versus 31)     
Total white cell count, median (IQR) 14.54 (11.0; 18.20) 8.27 (7.02;8.27) 1.36 (1.11;1.66) 0.003
Absolute neutrophil count, median (IQR) 9.08 (6.51;12.09) 4.49 (3.37;4.49) 1.38 (1.11;1.71) 0.004
Absolute lymphocyte count, median (IQR) 2.81(2.39;4.43) 2.60(2.07;2.60) 1.28 (0.89;1.85) 0.18
EV-A71 Status     
Positive 9/24 (38 %) 7/48 (15 %) 10.28 (1.24;85.21) 0.031
 Stool N (%)a 2/9 (22 %) 1/7 (14 %)   
 Throat swab N (%)a 8/9 (89 %) 7/7 (100 %)   
 CSF N (%)a 0/9 (0 %) 0/9 (0 %)   
  1. aNumbers are accounted for because some patients had more than 1 specimen site tested