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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patients with antiviral therapy started <24 h from the onset of varicella (group A) and of patients with antiviral therapy started >24 h from the onset of disease or without antiviral therapy (group B)

From: Varicella associated pneumoniae in a pediatric population

  Group A Group B
Number of patients 13 41
Age median (range) 3.85 years (6 months-10 years) 3.56 years (2 weeks-9.5 years)
Sex (Male%/Female%) 53.8%/46.2% 51.2%/48.8%
Number of patients with a pre-existing health problem (%) 15.3% 12.2%