TABLE 1.

Clinical features of 252 selected children with an EV infection diagnosed during the study period (1999 to 2005)

Patients subgroupsaTotal no. (%)Mean age in yr (SD)No. of males/no. of females (ratio)Clinical outcome (fatal/good)
Outpatients35 (14)4.4 (3.0)23/12 (1.9)0/35
    Bronchiolitis13 (37)1.1 (1.0)7/6 (1.2)0/13
    Flu-like illness11 (31)2.4 (3.0)8/3 (2.7)0/11
    Febrile illness6 (17)3.2 (2.6)3/3 (1.0)0/6
    Asthma attack2 (6)4.16 (2.5)2/00/2
    Rhinopharyngitis1 (3)3.21/00/1
    Sore throat1 (3)2.41/00/1
    Bronchitis1 (3)0.581/00/1
Inpatients217 (86)5.4 (3.8)136/81 (1.7)2/215
    Meningitis111 (51)6.9 (3.5)71/40 (1.8)1/110
    Febrile illness56 (26)4.4 (1.7)33/23 (1.4)0/56
    Bronchiolitis21 (10)0.5 (0.4)14/7 (2.0)0/21
    Sore throat8 (4)6.2 (3.8)6/2 (3.0)0/8
    Flu-like illness6 (3)1.4 (2.1)2/4 (0.5)1/5
    Asthma attack4 (2)2.8 (1.9)4/00/4
    Rhinopharyngitis3 (1)6.3 (7.2)2/1 (2.0)0/3
    Pharyngitis3 (1)8.8 (4.2)2/1 (2.0)0/3
    Rhinitis3 (1)1.3 (1.2)2/1 (2.0)0/3
    Bronchitis2 (1)0.7 (0.7)1/1 (1.0)0/2
Total252 (100)5.1 (3.6)159/93 (1.7)2/250
  • a Outpatients, nonhospitalized infants visiting emergency departments of the region Champagne Ardenne between 1999 and 2005; inpatients, hospitalized patients visiting emergency departments of region Champagne Ardenne between 1999 and 2005.