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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients treated with steroids and of those untreated

From: Acute cerebellitis in varicella: a ten year case series and systematic review of the literature

  Patients treated with steroids Patients untreated with steroids  
Number of patients 16 28  
Sex (female/male) 43.7%/56.3% 53.5%/46.5% p = 0.530
Age (years) 6.4 5.1 p = 0.196
Time between onset of varicella to hospitalization (days) 6 11 p < 0.001
Length of hospitalization (days) 16 7.9 p < 0.001
Ataxia 100% 85.7% p = 0.279
Slurred speech 50% 35.7% p = 0.353
Vomiting 43.7% 28.5% p = 0.306
Headache 43.7% 25% p = 0.197
Dysmetry 43.7% 17.8% p = 0.085
Tremor 31.2% 21.4% p = 0.492
Irritability 12.5% 7.1% p = 0.163
Nystagmus 6.2% 3.5% p = 1