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Table 4 Clinical manifestations of children hospitalized with M. pneumoniae and C. pneumoniae infection

From: Epidemiology and associations with climatic conditions of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae infections among Chinese children hospitalized with acute respiratory infections

  M. pneumoniae C. pneumoniae Co-infection
Hospitalization (d) 7.5 ± 2.3 7.3 ± 1.9 8.1 ± 2.3
Clinical manifestations, n (%)
  Cough 189 (95.0) 75 (92.6) 14 (93.3)
  Wheezing 57 (28.6) 31 (38.3) 6 (40)
  Nose running 40 (20.1) 21 (25.9) 5 (33.3)
  Fever 114 (57.3) a 36 (44.4) 12 (80) b
  Dyspnea 12 (6.0) 4 (4.9) 1 (6.7)
  Anorexia 22 (11.1) 7 (8.6) 3 (20)
  Gastrointestinal 30 (15.1) 17 (21.0) 4 (26.7)
  Tachypnea 31 (15.6) 12 (14.8) 3 (20)
  Cyanosis 2 (1.0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Other diagnoses, n (%)
  URTI 10 (5.0) 8 (9.9) 1 (6.7)
  LRTI 171 (85.9) 66 (81.5) 13 (86.7)
  Asthma exacerbation 18 (9.0) 7 (8.6) 1 (6.7)
  1. aM. pneumoniae group compared with C. pneumoniae group, P = 0.05.
  2. b Co-infection group compared with C. pneumoniae group, P = 0.011.
  3. URTI, upper respiratory tract infection; LRTI, lower respiratory tract infection.