Table 3

Clinical signs in relation to the aetiology of pneumonia, viral aetiology vs mycoplasma

FindingsM (n=70)V (n=18)p Value
Fever >37.5°C4270.1078
Wheeze38<0.0001
Increased respiratory rate29140.0053
Cough69160.1050
CRP (>8)4490.2231
WBC (increase)1760.4359
Increased lymphocyte percentage1070.0184
Increased polymorphonuclear leucocytes percentage1940.6717
Radiograph
Multi foci infiltration (unilateral)1530.7690
Multi foci infiltration (bilateral)2780.6498
Sex (M)29130.0197
Age (>5 years)3260.3442
  • CRP, C-reactive protein; M, mycoplasma; V, viral; WBC, white blood cells.