TABLE 4

Symptoms of patients with M. catarrhalis only compared to other pathogens

Symptom or durationNo. (%) of samples
M. catarrhalis-only episodes (n = 13)Episodes with other pathogena (n = 77)
Cough8 (61.5)59 (77.6)
Rhinitis11 (84.6)64 (84.2)
Irritability11 (84.6)60 (78)
Restlessness12 (92.3)67 (88.2)
Earache11 (84.6)58 (76.3)
Lack of appetite7 (53.8)44 (57.9)
Fever (>38°C)5 (38.5)33 (43.4)
Diarrhea1 (7.7)6 (7.9)
Vomiting010 (13.2)
Duration of symptoms
    <7 days6 (46.2)45 (58.4)
    ≥7 days7 (53.8)32 (41.6)
  • a Data include cases with infections by M. catarrhalis together with other pathogens.