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Table 4 Comparison of characteristics between the estimated missed diagnosis cases and lab-confirmed cases

From: Estimation of the incidence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in high endemic areas in China: an inpatient-based retrospective study

Characteristic Missed SFTS casesc no. / total no. (%) Lab-confirmed SFTS casesb no. / total no. (%) p-value
Age (yr)a 27/59(35-83) / /
Male 19/27(70.4) / /
Farmer 24/27(88.9) / /
Hills or mountains 25/27(92.6) / /
Fever 23/27(85.2) 100/100(100) 0.002
Lymphadenopathy 6/23(26.1) 23/81(28.4) 0.828
WBC decreasing 23/27(85.2) 64/74(86.5) 0.867
ALT elevation 18/27(66.7) 53/64(82.8) 0.040
AST elevation 24/27(88.9) 59/63(93.7) 0.440
ALP elevation 1/26(3.8) 3/53(5.7) 1.000
LDH elevation 22/26(84.6) 49/51(96.1) 0.171
CK elevation 18/23(78.3) 25/49(51) 0.028
  1. aPresented as the median age and the range of age
  2. bCharacteristics of lab-confirmed SFTS cases were retrieved from a published article [1]
  3. /:No data
  4. cPatients with IgG titres1:400 were considered missed SFTS cases