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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of 76 cases

From: Suspension microarray-based comparison of oropharyngeal swab and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for pathogen identification in young children hospitalized with respiratory tract infection

CategorySubcategoryNumber (%)
GenderMale50 (65.8%)
Female26 (34.2%)
AgeRange1 month −7 years
Median16 months
<  1 year30 (39.5%)
1–5 years34 (44.7%)
5–7 years12 (15.8%)
Clinical presentationCough76 (100%)
Fever51 (67.1%)
Wheeze36 (47.3%)
Tachypnoea4 (5.3%)
Cyanosis3 (3.9%)
Hemoptysis2 (2.6%)
Laboratory testingWhite blood cell76 (100%)
C-reaction protein72 (94.7%)
Procalcitonin70 (92.1%)
Sputum culture42 (55.3%)
RadiographyChest X-ray15 (19.7%)
Computed tomography61 (80.3%)
DiagnosisBronchopneumonia42 (55.3%)
Severe pneumonia admitted to PICU22 (28.9%)
Bronchiolitis8 (10.5%)
Chronic cough3 (3.9%)
Obliterative bronchiolitis1 (1.3%)
ManagementSupplemental oxygen47 (61.8%)
Mechanical ventilation9 (11.8%)
  1. PICU pediatric intensive care unit