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Table 2 Comparison of the symptoms, signs and physical findings between children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia and in children with pneumonia caused by other pathogens at inclusion

From: Mycoplasma pneumoniae as a causative agent of community-acquired pneumonia in children: clinical features and laboratory diagnosis

  Mycoplasma pneumoniaepneumonia Non -Mycoplasma pneumoniaepneumonia P value
(n=24) (n=142)
Fever 20 (83.3) 132 (93.0) p=0.117
Cough 24 (100.0) 118 (83.1) p=0.029
Coryza 4 (16.7) 36 (25.3) p=0.357
Difficulty breathing 2 (8.3) 16 (11.3) p=0.669
Headache 6 (25.0) 2 (1.4) p=0.001
Vomiting 4 (16.7) 30 (21.1) p=0.617
Tachypnoea 4 (16.7) 32 (22.5) p=0.649
Rales 8 (33.3) 40 (28.1) p=0.606
Wheezing 8 (33.3) 22 (15.5) p=0.036
Atopy or asthma 12 (50.0) 60 (42.3) p=0.479
  1. Date are presented as number (%).