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Volume 13, Number 1—January 2007


Primary Pneumocystis Infection in Infants Hospitalized with Acute Respiratory Tract Infection

Hans Henrik Larsen*Comments to Author , Marie-Louise von Linstow*, Bettina Lundgren*, Birthe Høgh*, Henrik Westh*, and Jens D. Lundgren*
Author affiliations: *Hvidovre University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark;

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Table 1

Basic demographic data for the Pneumocystis jirovecii–positive and P. jirovecii–negative groups

Demographic factorNo. P. jirovecii positive†No. P. jirovecii negative*p value
RSV† positive30/68 (44)165/363 (45)0.93
Sex (male)36/67 (54)188/358 (53)0.89
Coexisting conditions8/67 (12)65/358 (18)0.29
Reported fever35/64 (55)247/351 (70)0.02
Admission temperature (°C)37.6 (37.0–37.9)37.7 (37.1–38.5)0.11
Age, d90 (73–112)140 (44–292)0.04
Hospital days2 (0–5)3 (1–6)0.04
Hospital (Hvidovre)50/68 (74)253/363 (70)0.52

*Denominators are total number of episodes in each group. Values are numbers (%) or median (interquartile range).
†RSV, respiratory syncytial virus.

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