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Table 6 Clinical symptoms and management in RT-PCR negative, positive, single- and multiple ARI

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

  RT-PCR negative RT-PCR positive p-valuea Single ARI Multiple ARI p-value
DSS, mean 8.83 13.83 0.000 13.57 14.51 0.243
Fever n/total (%) 37/103 (35.9) 243/457 (53.2) 0.002 173/331 (52.3) 70/126 (55.6) 0.529
Admission n/total, (%) 74/103 (71.8) 342/457 (74.8) 0.530 252/331 (76.1) 90/126 (71.4) 0.300
LOS (days) 2.99 3.95 0.003 4.02 3.76 0.432
Oxygen supply (days) 0.85 1.98 0.000 1.99 1.96 0.912
Nebulizer therapy (days) 1.03 1.19 0.227 1.10 1.46 0.140
Antibiotics (days) 1.56 2.32 0.041 2.19 2.67 0.190
  1. ARI acute respiratory tract infection, RT-PCR reverse-transcriptase real-time polymerase chain reaction, DSS disease severity score, LOS length of hospital stay
  2. a Significant differences are noted as bold