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Table 2 Clinical presentations and laboratory features of 376 dengue patients in first visit to clinic during the 2007 outbreak in southern Taiwan

From: Clinical and laboratory predictive markers for acute dengue infection

  ≥18 y/o <18 y/o P*
Febrile days 5.1 ± 1.5 6 ± 1.7 0.459
Fever to clinic (days) 4.1 ± 2.1 4 ± 1.7 0.522
Symptoms/signs    
  Myalgia 46.9% 46.2% 0.827
  Petechiae 34.3% 49.2% 0.275
  Headache 31.1% 38.8% 0.116
  Itching skin 12.5% 49.2% <0.05
  Nausea/vomiting 31.1% 44.7% 0.144
Diarrhea 23.4% 26.5% 0.707
WBC (/cmm) 3564 ± 1719 2971 ± 1761 0.006
PLT (×10 3 /cmm) 96 ± 51 102 ± 46 0.459
AST (U/L) 126 ± 132 166 ± 206 0.272
ALT (U/L) 81 ± 77 80 ± 101 0.492
CRP (mg/L) 20 ± 24 6 ± 11 0.011
aPTT (sec) 39 ± 6 44 ± 10 0.021
  1. *Chi-square test or t-test, Figures were presented as mean ± standard deviation, WBC: white blood cell, PLT: platelet, AST: aspartate aminotransferase, ALT: alanine aminotransferase, CRP: C-reactive protein, aPTT: activated partial thrombin time.