Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Procalcitonin as a Biomarker for a Bacterial Infection on Hospital Admission: A Critical Appraisal in a Cohort of Travellers with Fever after a Stay in (Sub)tropics

Table 1

General and laboratory characteristics of the travellers with fever on admission, specified by outcome and class of causative micro-organism. Data are given as median [range].

Infection proven ( )Infection likely ( )No infection ( )
Viral infection ( )Bacterial infection ( )Parasitic infection ( )

Age (year)
Male/female

Continent of acquisition ( [%])

Europe
Americas
Africa
Asia and Oceania
Unknown

Presenting symptoms ( [%])

History of fever
Skin problems
Diarrhea
Shortness of breath
Headache
Muscle ache
Malaise
Nausea/vomiting
Others

Duration of complaints ( [%])

8 days
8 14 days
15 28 days
29 days

Physical findings (median [range])

Temperature ( )
Pulse (beats/minute)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)

Laboratory findings

ESR (mm/h)
Leukocytes ( 109/L)
C-reactive protein (mg/mL)

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