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11 November 2023: Clinical Research

Comparative Analysis of Symptomatology in Hospitalized Children with RSV, COVID-19, and Influenza Infections

Weronika M. Balas 1BCDEF , Andrzej Śliwczyński 2CDE , Paweł Olszewski 3ACDE , Izabela Gołębiak 3CDE , Adam J. Sybilski 14ACDEF*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.941229

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e941229

Table 1 Risk of the occurrence of disease symptoms depending on the diagnosis (OR; [95%CI]) – in bold statistically significant values.

Occurrence of fever [≥38.6°C]1.57 [0.6–4.03]1
Presence of severe sleep-awakening cough10.92 [0.26–3.26]
Presence of dyspnoea1.875 [0.57–6.15]1
Number of auscultatory changes11.28 [0.26–6.3]
Wet cough vs dry cough0.18 [0.04–0.81]10.2 [0.06–0.7]
Presence of nasal discharge18.27 [0.94–72.52]
Presence of nasal blockage10.92 [0.26–3.26]
Duration of fever [≥4 days vs12.98 [0.81–10.88]0.84 [0.225–3.14]
Day of hospital admission [≥4 days vs11.2 [0.32–4.47]
Decreases in saturation12.58 [0.86–7.76]0.711 [0.17–2.96]
Duration of hospitalisation [≥7 days vs13.31 [0.69–15.87]0.93 [0.12–7.08]
Presence of reddened. 0Inflamed throat1.1 [0.43–2.78]1

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