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Table 2 Summary of the results of investigations performed

From: The evaluation of risk factors for recurrent hospitalizations resulting from wheezing attacks in preschool children

Test Subjects tested (%) Abnormal results (%)
Hemogram 44/44 (100) 15/44 (34)–anemia
Eosinophilia 44/44 (100) 6/44 (14)
CXR 44/44 (100) 23/44 (52)–infiltration/atelectasis
IgA, IgG, IgM 38/44 (86) 0/38 (0)–below normal
IgE 39/44 (88) 21/39 (53)–high
Esophageal pH monitoring 10/44 (23) 5/10 (50)–findings consistent with reflux
Inhalant/food panel 31/44 (70) 3/31 (10)–positive
ECHO 30/44 (68) 2/30 (7)–abnormal
ppd 17/44 (38) 0/17 (0)–positive
Sweat test 10/44 (22) 0/10 (0)–positive
Chest CT 5/44 (11) 5/5 (100)–infiltration
FOB 3/44 (7) 3/3 (100)–increased secretions
  1. CXR Chest X ray, Ig Immunglobulin, ECHO Echocardiography, ppd Purified protein derivative skin test, CT Computerized tomography, FOB Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy