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

Table 2

Clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients (December 1, 2016, to May 31, 2018; N = 86).

n (%)Positives cases n (%)Negatives cases n (%)

Functional signs
 Dyspnea82 (95)67 (81.7)15 (18.3)0.4
 Cough58 (67)47 (81)11 (19)0.4
 Rhinorrhea53 (62)42 (79.2)11 (10.8)0.2
 Fever33 (38)29 (87.9)4 (12.1)0.2
 Refusal to breastfeed26 (30)22 (84.6)4 (15.4)0.5
 Vomiting8 (9)8 (100)0 (0)0.2
 Diarrhea2 (2)2 (100)0 (0)0.6
 Convulsion1 (1)0 (0)1 (100)0.1

Physical signs
Tone:
 Normal61 (71)52 (85.2)9 (14.8)0.2
 Hypotonic25 (29)19 (76)6 (24)
Polypnea56 (65)45 (80.4)11 (19.6)0.3
Tachycardia28 (33)22 (78.6)6 (21.4)0.3
Bradycardia3 (3)1 (33.3)2 (66.7)0.07
MAP: normal86 (100)
SaO2:
 Normal81 (94)68 (84)13 (16)0.2
 Desaturation5 (6)3 (60)2 (40)
CRT:
 <385 (99)71 (83)14 (17)0.1
 >3001 (100)
Pallor6 (7)5 (83.3)1 (16.7)0.7
Cyanosis16 (19)13 (81.2)3 (18.8)0.5
Jaundice6 (7)3 (50)3 (50)0.06
Labored breathing
 Intercostal recession38 (60)30 (78.9)8 (21.1)0.4
 Supraclavicular recession34 (54)30 (88.2)4 (11.8)0.1
 Suprasternal recession25 (40)21 (84)4 (16)0.4
 Nasal flaring20 (32)20 (100)00.006
Rales
 Wheezing28 (32)24 (85.7)4 (14.3)0.4
 Rhonchi33 (38)25 (75.8)8 (24.4)0.1
 Crackles3 (3)2 (66.7)1 (33.3)0.4

Cardiovascular signs
 Heart murmur3 (3)3 (100)00.5

Abdominal signs
 Hepatomegaly1 (3)1 (100)00.8

MAP: mean arterial pressure, CRT: capillary refill time.

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