Figure 1. Neutrophil counts (cells/μL) in blood samples from 5 groups: patients with complications, patients >6 years of age without complications who had early or late hospital admission, and patients <5 years of age without complications who had early or late hospital admission. Data were analyzed by using box-and-whisker plots. Lower limit, median, and upper limit shown within each box correspond to the 25%, 50%, and 75% percentile, respectively; half of the patients considered fall within each box. Dotted lines extending from each box represent 1.5× the quartile deviation. Open red circles, outlying cases; closed diamonds, medians; horizontal bars, means.