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Table 1 Demographic features and clinical syndromes of 300 patients admitted to CMCH with fever

From: A prospective study of the importance of enteric fever as a cause of non-malarial febrile illness in patients admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh

Variablea All <5 years 5–15 years >15 years
Number 300 70 86 144
Duration of illness before admission (median (IQR) days) 5 (2–8) 2 (1–5) 5 (3–10) 5 (3–8)
Male 173 (57.7) 37 (52.9) 56 (65.1) 80 (55.6)
Clinical syndrome:
 Enteric fever 52 (17.3) 0 (0) 19 (22.1) 33 (22.9)
 Lower respiratory tract infection 48 (16.0) 13 (18.6) 5 (5.8) 30 (20.8)
 Non-specific febrile illness 48 (16.0) 10 (14.3) 20 (23.3) 18 (12.5)
 Central nervous system infection 37 (12.3) 12 (17.1) 13 (15.1) 12 (8.3)
 Urinary tract infection 23 (7.7) 2 (2.9) 3 (3.5) 18 (12.5)
 Upper respiratory tract infection 21 (7.0) 13 (18.6) 7 (8.1) 1 (0.7)
 Diarrhea or dysentery 21 (7.0) 16 (22.9) 4 (4.7) 1 (0.7)
 Malaria 7 (2.3) 0 (0) 3 (3.5) 4 (2.8)
 Hepatobiliary 7 (2.3) 0 (0) 4 (4.7) 3 (2.1)
 Skin and soft tissue infection 4 (1.3) 2 (2.9) 0 (0) 2 (1.4)
 Dengue 3 (1.0) 0 (0) 1 (1.2) 2 (1.4)
 Sepsis syndrome 3 (1.0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (2.1)
 Septic arthritis 2 (0.7) 0 (0) 1 (1.2) 1 (0.7)
 Nephrotic syndrome 2 (0.7) 0 (0) 2 (2.4) 0 (0)
 Dental abscess 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.7)
Otherb 17 (5.7) 2 (2.9) 4 (4.7) 12 (8.3)
Duration of admission (median (IQR) days) 4 (2–8) 4 (2–19) 7 (4–27) 4 (2–5)
Mortality (Number (%)) 29 (9.7) 8 (11.4) 7 (8.1) 14 (9.7)
  1. aResults are number (%) or median (Inter-quartile range)
  2. bHaematalogical malignancy (6); autoimmune disease (4); post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (2); cerebrovascular accident (2); post myocardial infarction (1); suspected brain tumor (1); costochondritis (1)