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Table 4 Clinical presentations of patients infected with individual respiratory viruses

From: Respiratory viruses in children hospitalized for acute lower respiratory tract infection in Ghana

   Respiratory Viruses   
Clinical Presentation RSV
(n = 18)
Adv
(n = 13)
PIV-1
(n = 1)
PIV-3
(n = 3)
Flu B
(n = 1)
Temperature median(IQR) 38(37.7-38.2) 37.9(37.4-38.5) 37.5(37.5-37.5) 38.6(38.2-39) 38.8(38.8-38.8)
Duration of illness
median(IQR)
4(3-5) 3 ((2-6) 4(4-4) 3((2-4) 6(6-6)
Sex (male) n(%) 13(72.2) 9(69.2) 1(100.0) 1(33.3) 1(100)
Tachypnoea n(%) 11(61.1) 7(53.9) 0 2(66.7) 1(100)
Chest recessions n(%) 17(94.4) 12(92.3) 1(100.0) 3(100) 1(100)
Wheeze n(%) 9(50.0) 8(61.5) 0 3(100) 1(100)
Cyanosis n(%) 1(5.6) 3 (23.1)a 0 3(100) 1(100)
Poor feeding n(%) 8(44.4) 1(7.7)b 0 1(33.3) 0
Diarrhea n(%) 1(5.6) 1(7.7) 0 3(100) 0
Vomiting n(%) 6 (33.3) 1(7.7) 0 3(100) 0
Severe Pneumonia n(%) 9(50.0) 9(69.2) 1(100.0) 3(100) 1(100)
Very severe Pneumonia n (%) 9(50.0) 4(30.8) 0 3(100) 0
  1. RSV; Respiratory syncytial virus; PIV-I, Parainfluenza virus type 1, PIV-III; Parainfluenza virus type 3,Adv; Adenovirus, Flu B; Influenza B. Parainfluenza type 2 and Influenza A were not detected in clinical samples. aP = 0.03 vs patients having cyanosis and infected with adenovirus. bP = 0.02 vs patients who were poorly fed with adenovirus infection.