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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of children with community-acquired pneumonia, Cairo University Specialized Pediatric Hospital

From: The use of multiplex PCR for the detection of atypical pathogens in Egyptian children with CAP: a high rate of Bordetella pertussis in early infancy

Characteristics N (%)
Age in months (range) 2–84
Mean ± SD 13.75 ± 15.46
Age groups
 ≤ 4 months 104 (26%)
 > 4 months ≤ 59 months 272 (68%)
 > 59 months 24 (6%)
Sex
 Male 240 (60%)
 Female 160 (40%)
Incomplete vaccination 200 (50%)
Fever 384 (96%)
Prolonged cough > 14 days 20 (5%)
Chest indrawing 324 (81%)
Rhonchi 76 (19%)
Grunting 64 (16%)
Cyanosis 52 (13%)
Refusal of feeding 104 (26%)
Vomiting 108 (27%)
Lethargy 44 (11%)
Convulsion 24 (6%)
Severe pneumonia 104 (26%)
ICU admission 44 (11%)
Radiological findings
 Unilateral affection 176 (44%)
 Bilateral affection 224 (56%)
 Number of involved lobes  
  One lobe 88 (22%)
  Two lobes or more 312 (78%)
 Alveolar consolidation 388 (97%)
 Consolidation collapse 40 (10%)
 Interstitial infiltration 140 (35%)
 Pleural effusion 32 (8%)
Total leukocytic count
 Mean ± SD 10.77 ± 5.37
 Leukocytosis > 15,000 88 (22%)
 Lymphocytosis 80 (20%)
 Neutropenia 8 (2%)
  1. Data are described in number of cases (%) and mean ± SD