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Table 6 Historical, clinical and laboratory data and comparison between patients with or without complications

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

  Complicated
(N 14)
Not complicated
(N 133)
P – value   Complicated
(N 14)
Not complicated
(N 133)
P – value
Mean Age (years) 3.4 ± 2.5 4.9 ± 3.6 NS Fever (%, n° pts) 78 (11) 74 (98) NS
Median age (years) 3 (0.8–10) 4.1 (0.3–13.5) NS Othalgia (%, n° pts) 50 (7) 80 (106) NS
Hospitalization (days) 16.8 ± 8.1 7.7 ± 6.1 < 0.001 Othorrea (%, n° pts) 78 (11) 57 (98) NS
Prior antibiotic therapy (days) 2.7 ± 2.8 2.8 ± 3.1 NS Protrusion of auricle (%, n° pts) 43 (6) 67 (89) NS
Symptom duration (days) 7 ± 3.5 4.8 ± 4.1 < 0.05 Retroauricular swelling (%, n° pts) 50 (7) 62 (82) NS
WBC (10^3/mmc) 17,250 ± 8110 15,350 ± 4990 NS Retroauricular erythema (%, n° pts) 36 (5) 76 (101) < 0.01
CRP (mg/dl) 8.1 ± 8.1 7.5 ± 10.5 NS Retroauricular pain (%, n° pts) 36 (5) 52 (69) NS
Antibiotic treatment (days) 15 ± 9 7.7 ± 2.6 < 0.01 Antibiotic treatment (mg/kg/die) 88.7 ± 19.8 67.5 ± 19.5 < 0.01
  1. Historical, clinical and laboratory data and comparison between patients with or without complications. NS = not significance