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Table 2 Presenting symptoms of single virus infections; parts of the disease severity score

From: Single- and multiple viral respiratory infections in children: disease and management cannot be related to a specific pathogen

  RSV RV hMPV HCoV FLU HAdV HBoV PIV p-value
N = 331 single pathogens 200 30 23 24 21 14 10 9  
Fever, n(%) 108(54.3) 9(30.0) 12(52.2) 9(37.5) 17(81.0) 7(50.0) 6(60.0) 5(55.6) 0.030a
Cough, n(%) 187(94.5) 24(80.0) 22(95.7) 13(54.2) 14(66.7) 10(71.4) 9(90.0) 8(88.9) 0.000a
Rhinorrhea, n(%) 190(95.0) 28(93.3) 22(95.7) 22(91.7) 20(95.2) 12(85.7) 10(100.0) 8(88.9) 0.819a
Illness > 4 days, n(%) 180(90.0) 19(63.3) 16(69.6) 13(54.2) 10(47.6) 9(64.3) 8(80.0) 8(100.0) 0.000a
Apnea, n(%) 7(3.5) 1(3.3) 0(0.0) 1(4.2) 0(0.0) 1(7.1) 1(10.0) 0(0.0) 0.789a,b
Wheezing, n(%) 95(47.5) 13(43.3) 6(26.1) 6(25.0) 3(14.3) 6(42.9) 7(70.0) 3(33.3) 0.013a,b
Hypoxia, n(%) 105(52.5) 9(30.0) 9(39.1) 3(12.5) 6 (28.6) 5(35.7) 6(60.0) 5(55.6) 0.003a,b
Dyspnea, n(%) 136(68.0) 16(53.3) 15(65.2) 7(29.2) 5(23.8) 7(50.0) 8(80.0) 6(66.7) 0.000a
Tachypnea, n(%) 123(61.5) 21(70.0) 12(52.2) 12(50.0) 7(33.3) 7(50.0) 10(100.0) 5(55.6) 0.021a
  1. Significant differences are noted as bold (highest) versus italic (lowest) when possible
  2. a Pearson Chi-square tests
  3. b interpret with caution as any cell has a value <5