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Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012

Research

Community Outbreak of Adenovirus, Taiwan, 2011

Tsung-Pei Tsou1, Boon-Fatt Tan1, Hsin-Yu Chang1, Wan-Chin Chen, Yuan-Pin Huang, Chen-Yin Lai, Yen-Nan Chao, Sung-Hsi Wei, Min-Nan Hung, Li-Ching Hsu, Chun-Yi Lu, Pei-Lan Shao, Jung-Jung Mu, Luan-Yin Chang, Ming-Tsan LiuComments to Author , Li-Min Huang, and The Unknown Pathogen Discovery/Investigation Group
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan (T.P. Tsou, W.C. Chen, Y.P. Huang, Y.N. Chao, S.H. Wei, M.N. Hung, L.C. Hsu, J.J. Mu, M.T. Liu); and National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei (B.F. Tan, H.Y. Chang, C.Y. Lai, C.Y. Lu, P.L. Shao, L.Y. Chang, L.M. Huang)

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Table 2

Clinical signs and symptoms of 202 children hospitalized for adenovirus infection at National Taiwan University Hospital, by disease severity, Taipei City, Taiwan, November 2010–June 2011*

Signs and symptoms All Severe infection, n = 31 Nonsevere infection, n = 171 p value
Fever 198 (98) 31 (100) 167 (98) 1.000

Duration, d (range)

6 (0–28) 11 (1–28) 5 (0–20) <0.01

Median peak temperature, °C (range)

39.4 (37.0–41.2) 39.8 (38.7–40.7) 39.3 (37.0–41.2) 0.008
Cough 172 (85) 27 (87) 145 (85) 1.000
Coryza 170 (84) 23 (74) 147 (86) 0.111
Dyspnea 64 (32) 28 (90) 36 (21) <0.01
Abdominal pain 30 (15) 6 (19) 24 (14) 0.419
Vomiting 51 (25) 6 (19) 45 (26) 0.412
Diarrhea 57 (28) 10 (32) 47 (28) 0.587
Sore throat 47 (23) 5 (16) 42 (25) 0.307
Conjunctivitis 35 (17) 2 (7) 33 (19) 0.082
Exudative tonsillitis 74 (37) 4 (13) 70 (41) 0.003
Rash 15 (7) 3 (10) 12 (7) 0.707
Abnormal breath sound

Rales

95 (47) 26 (84) 68 (40) <0.01

Wheeze

49 (24) 19 (61) 30 (18) <0.01
Chest radiograph finding

Infiltrate

168 (70) 25 (81) 106 (62) 0.045

Patch/consolidation

92 (39) 22 (71) 33 (19) <0.01

Pleural effusion

6 (3) 3 (10) 3 (2) 0.016

*Values are no. (%) patients except as indicated. Severe infection indicates patients who were admitted to the intensive care unit.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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