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Table 3 Relationships between antibiotic use and disease characteristics

From: Frequency of pleural effusion in acute bronchiolitis and its effect on prognosisFrequenza di versamento pleurico nella bronchiolite acuta e suoi effetti sulla prognosi

Factor Use of Antibiotics P
  Yes (n = 44)   No (n = 25)   
  N % N %  
Presence of risk factor 18 40.9 3 12 0.015
Duration of symptoms (day) 5.3 ± 0.53 (Median = 4.5)   2.7 ± 0.21 (Median = 3.0)   0.001
   Fever 21 47.7 10 40 0.610
   Cough 43 97.7 23 92.0 0.296
   Rhinitis 37 84.1 18 72.0 0.350
   Wheezing 44 100 24 96 0.362
   Rale 40 90.9 19 76.0 0.152
   Rhonchus 42 95.5 25 100 0.531
   Use of accessory respiratory muscles 23 52.3 4 16 0.004
   Tachypnea 24 54.2 6 24 0.022
   Nasal flaring 0 45.5 2 8.0 0.001
Recovery period (day) 5.9 ± 0.38 (Median = 5.0) 3.3 ± 0.16 (Median = 3.0) 0.001