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Table 4 Clinical characteristics adult and child dengue cases (n = 422)

From: Comparison of clinical manifestation of dengue fever in Bangladesh: an observation over a decade

Presenting symptoms Pediatric
n (%)
(n = 96)
Adult
n (%)
(n = 326)
p value**
Fever 96(100) 326(100) 1.0
Chill (associated with fever) 14 (14.6) 28 (8.6) 0.118
Shivering (associated with fever) 6 (6.3) 14 (4.3) 0.418
Sweating 26 (27.1) 91 (27.9) 1.0
Severe headache 62 (64) 168 (51.5) 0.016
Retroorbital pain 34 (35.4) 82 (25.2) 0.034
Redness of eye 11 (11.5) 26 (8) 0.306
Back pain 13 (13.5) 32 (9.8) 0.346
Neck pain 11 (11.5) 18 (5.5) 0.063
Sore throat 1(1) 4 (1.2) 1.0
Rash 3 (3.1) 22 (6.7) 0.226
Joint pain 9 (9.4) 16 (4.9) 0.137
Anorexia 35 (36.5) 81 (24.8) 0.028
Nausea 77(80.2) 224 (68.7) 0.029
Vomiting 77(80.2) 224 (68.7) 0.029
Diarrhea (> 3 motions/day) 24 (25) 102 (31.3) 0.256
Abdominal pain 40 (41.6) 122 (37.4) 0.45
Cough 6 (6.3) 13 (4) 0.399
Respiratory distress 2 (2.1) 19 (5.8) 0.184
Convulsion 1(1) 0(0) 0.227
Decreased urine output (n = 16) 4 (4.2) 7(2.1) 0.469
Pattern of bleeding manifestations    
 Blood in stool (melena) 12 (12.5) 16 (4.6) 0.009
 Gum bleeding 7 (7.3) 10(3.1) 0.077
 Vaginal bleeding 5 (5.2) 4 (1.2) 0.032
 Epistaxis 4 (4.2) 3 (0.9) 0.50
 Hematuria 1 (1) 2 (0.6) 1
Presenting signs    
 Hypotension 55 (58.5) 234(74.3) 0.003
 Low pulse pressure 39 (40.6) 114 (34.96) 0.306
 Tourniquets test positive 2 (2.08) 10 (3.06) 0.726
 Skin rash 3 (3.1) 22 (6.7) 0.226
 Dehydration 4 (4.16) 24 (7.36) 0.345
 Anemia 1 (1.04) 1 (0.306) 1.0
 Jaundice 0 (0) 4 (1.22) 0.310
 Edema 1 (1.04) 0 (0) 0.234
 Pleural effusion 2 (2.08) 6 (1.84) 1.0
 Ascites 3 (3.1) 2 (2.08) 0.091
 Splenomegaly 0 (0) 1 (1.04) 1.0
 Hepatomegaly 0 (0) 1 (1.04) 1.0
  1. Decimal number were rounding up with nearest one
  2. **P-value estimated using chi-square test