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Table 3 Historical, clinical and laboratory data of the enrolled patients

From: Acute mastoiditis in an Italian pediatric tertiary medical center: a 15 – year retrospective study

  All (N 147)   All (N 147)
Mean age (years) 4.8 ± 3.6 Prior antibiotic treatment (%, n° pts) 58 (86)
Median age (years) 4 (0.3–13.5) Complications (%, n° pts) 9 (14)
Hospitalization (days) 8.6 ± 6.8 Fever (%, n° pts) 78 (114)
Prior antibiotic treatment (days) 2.4 ± 3.0 Othalgia (%, n° pts) 77 (113)
Symptom duration (days) 5.0 ± 4.1 Othorrea (%, n° pts) 25 (37)
WBC (10^3/mmc) 15,530 ± 5350 Protrusion of auricle (%, n° pts) 95 (65)
CRP (mg/dl) 7.5 ± 10.2 Retroauricular swelling (%, n° pts) 61 (89)
Antibiotic treatment (days) 8.4 ± 4.2 Retroauricular erythema (%, n° pts) 73 (106)
Antibiotic treatment (mg/kg/die) 69 ± 20 Retroauricular pain (%, n° pts) 74 (51)