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Table 3 Comparison of the radiological characteristics and laboratory data between children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia and in children with pneumonia caused by other pathogens

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

  Mycoplasma pneumoniaepneumonia Non -Mycoplasma pneumoniaepneumonia
(n=24) (n=142)
Radiological characteristics   
  Linear opacities 12 (50.0) 83 (58.4)
  Patchy infiltration 4 (16.7) 18 (12.7)
  Segmental or lobar consolidation 2 (8.3) 22 (15.5)
  Interstitial infiltration 2 (8.3) 11 (7.7)
  Reticulo-nodular infiltrate 2 (8.3) 6 (4.2)
  Pleural effusion 2 (8.3) 2 (1.4)
WBC (109/L, mean ± SD) 13.20 ± 8.28 16.81 ± 10.51
  Neutrophils (%) 69.37 ± 19.35 68.96 ± 18.60
  Lymphocytis (%) 24.03 ± 17.25 24.88 ± 15.66
  Monocytes (%) 5.82 ± 3.50 4.65 ± 2.73
Platelet (109/L, mean ± SD) 280.00 ± 109.37 273.83 ± 98.52
CRP (mg/L, mean ± SD) 51.75 ± 68.29 90.97 ± 96.92
  1. Date are presented as number (%) unless otherwise indicated.
  2. WBC: white blood cell count; CRP: C-reactive protein; * p < 0.05.