Skip to main content


Table 3 Clinical and laboratory difference in age subgroups

From: Characteristics and outcome of influenza-associated encephalopathy/encephalitis among children in a tertiary pediatric hospital in Italy, 2017–2019

 0- ≤ 2 years: 6 (40%)3–10 years: 9 (60%)p value
Neurological manifestation
 -Altered consciousness540.287
Respiratory manifestations65 
Laboratory values
 -leukocyte count (/mm3)8,8357,2901.000
 -neutrophil count (/mm3)6,564.56,0310.607
 -lymphocyte count (/mm3)1,928.51,0930.776
 -Sodium level (mEq/L)1361350.776
 -CRP value at admission (mg/dl)1.92.380.088
 -Highest CRP value (mg/dl)2.22.460.955
Other influenza-related complications
 -PICU admission400.011
  1. Legend: We analyzed difference in two age subgroups: 0–2 years, comprising 6 patients (40% of the sample) and 3–10 years, comprising 9 patients (60% of the sample). For each neurological manifestation, respiratory manifestation and other influenza-related complication, we reported the number of patients in the subgroups presenting the feature and searched for a statistically significant difference (p < 0.05). For each laboratory value, we reported median values in the subgroups and searched for a statistically significant difference(p < 0.05)