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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of children with mild and severe adenovirus pneumonia according to the timing of BAL on admission

From: Influence of the timing of bronchoscopic alveolar lavage on children with adenovirus pneumonia: a comparative study

Variable Mild group
(n = 70)
   Severe group
(n = 64)
  
  Early BAL (n = 21) Late BAL (n = 49) P value Early BAL (n = 21) Late BAL (n = 43) P value
Demographic
Age (months), median (range) 44(4–96) 40(2–132) 0.6470 31(4–96) 32(3–144) 0.6601
Gender, male (%) 12(57.14) 29(59.18)  > 0.9999 13(61.90) 25(58.14)  > 0.9999
Signs and symptoms
Fever, no. (%) 21(100.00) 49(100.00)  > 0.9999 21(100.00) 43(100.00)  > 0.9999
Cough, no. (%) 19(90.48) 45(91.84)  > 0.9999 20(95.24) 40(93.02)  > 0.9999
Moist crackles, no. (%) 15(71.43) 37(75.51) 0.7696 15(71.43) 29(67.44)  > 0.9999
Tachypnea, no. (%) 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999 15(71.43) 30(69.77)  > 0.9999
Laboratory findings
WBC(× 109/L) (5–12), median (range) 7.1(3.6–17.1) 7.0(2.9–18.3) 0.5078 7.1(1.5–25.1) 7.3(1.3–21.6) 0.4624
HGB (g/L) (105–145), median (range) 112(99–130) 117(64–136) 0.6103 105(66–145) 106(56–132) 0.3684
HsCRP (mg/L) (< 5), median(range) 18.6(0.5–167.5) 20.4(0.92–182.9) 0.6228 25.09 (2.52–235.4) 27.6(0.3–250.3) 0.0921
LDH(U/L) (159–322), median (range) 362(258–866) 425(186–980) 0.3874 570(266–2422) 674 (217–3440) 0.4033
Pulmonary imaging manifestations
Consolidation, no. (%) 8(38.10) 23(46.94) 0.6026 16(76.19) 37(86.05) 0.3595
Pleural effusion, no. (%) 1(4.76) 5(10.20) 0.6607 7(33.33) 19(44.19) 0.4329
Pneumothorax, no. (%) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)  > 0.9999 0 (0.00) 1(2.33)  > 0.9999
  1. WBC: White blood cells; HGB: Hemoglobin; HsCRP: High-sensitivity C-reactive protein; LDH: Lactate dehydrogenase