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Table 1 Demographic, epidemiologic, clinical features, complications, treatment, and clinical outcomes of three patients infected with plaguea

From: Plague in China 2014—All sporadic case report of pneumonic plague

Characteristic Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3
Age (yr.) 38 46 50
Sex Male Male Male
Occupation Herder, farmer Herder Herder
Underlying conditions None None None
Area of origin Gansu, China Gansu, China Gansu, China
Date of illness onset July 13, 2014 September 29, 2014 October 2, 2014
Date of admission July 15, 2014 October 1, 2014 October 14, 2014
Vital Sign    
 Temperature (°C) 37.5; 39.5 38.5 40.7
 Pulse (b/min) 130; 150 158 144
 Respiratory (b/min) 21; 33 78 37
 Blood pressure (mmHg) 83/36; 77/43 40/20 100/60
 Spo2 77 %; 82 % -a; 77 % 72 %
Clinical features    -
 Unconscious No Yes Yes
 Fatigue Yes - -
 Cough Yes Yes Yes
 Sputum Yesb - -
 Haemoptysis No - -
 Dyspnea Yes Yes Yes
 Chest pain Yes - -
 Abdominal pain No - -
 Nausea or vomiting Yes - No
 Myalgia Yes - -
 Haemorrhage spots No; Yes Yes No
 Skin rash No No No
Complications    
 Septic shock Yes Yes  
 ARDS Yes Yes Yes
 Acute renal damage Yes Yes  
 Acute liver injury Yes Yes  
 Encephalopathy Yes Yes  
 DIC Yes Yes  
 Electrolyte disturbance Yes Yes  
Oxygen therapy Mask Mask Mask
Antibiotic therapy Cefoperazone, sulbactam streptomycin, gentamicin No Clindamycin
Length of stay in hospital 14 hours 3 hours 1 · 3 hour
Date of death July 16, 2014 October 1, 2014 October 14, 2014
  1. Results for when the patients presented and the patients’ most abnormal result during disease progression are given. If the reading at presentation was the most abnormal reading, only one result is given
  2. a:“-”cannot measure/cannot inquiry
  3. bPink frothy sputum