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Research Article

Molecular Diagnosis of Pneumonia Using Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay RespiFinder® SMART 22 FAST in a Group of Moroccan Infants

Table 1

General characteristics of the recruited patients (December 1, 2016, to May 31, 2018; N = 86).

Patient’s variablesn (%)Positives cases n (%)Negatives Cases n (%)

Gender
 M46 (53)44 (95.7)2 (4.3)0.001
 F40 (47)27 (67.5)13 (32.5)

Age in hospitalization
 10–30 days60 (70)50 (83)10 (17)0.4
 >30 days–<4 months26 (30)21 (80)5 (20)

Socioeconomic status
 Low39 (45)29 (74.4)10 (25.6)0.1
 Middle46 (54)41 (98.1)5 (10.9)
 High1 (1)1 (100)0

Family history
 Asthma3 (3)3 (100)00.5
 Eczema2 (2)2 (100)00.6

Health history
 Prematurity14 (16)9 (64.3)5 (35.7)0.04
 Gastroesophageal reflux1 (1)1 (100)00.8
 Intensive care/oxygen therapy9 (10)4 (44.4)5 (55.6)0.007
 Bronchopulmonary dysplasia3 (3)3 (100)00.5
 Congenital heart disease1 (1)1 (100)00.8

Environment of the patient
 Smokers at home11 (13)11 (100)00.1
 Pets at home4 (5)3 (75)1 (25)0.5

Home conditions
 Airy and sunny habitat42 (49)36 (85.7)6 (14.3)0.3
 Humidity44 (51)35 (79.5)9 (20.5)

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