Table 4.

Comparison of Neutrophil Indices in Neonates With Proven Early-onset Group B Streptococcal Sepsis and Matched, Uninfected Control Neonates

GBS (n = 19)Control (n = 51)P Value
A. Analysis of first CBC
  ATN (cells/mm3)2118  ± 1441*3044  ± 2729.20
  ATI (cells/mm3)315  ± 330251  ± 519.72
  I:T0.25  ± .260.10  ± .22.06
ATN
  Outside Mouzinho   reference range 16†20.52
  Outside Manroe   reference range5851.64
ATI outside reference range 5 8.54
I:T outside reference range5814.002
≥1 Abnormality
 Mouzinho reference range5827.03
 Manroe reference range7455.16
B. Analysis of serial CBCs‡
≥1 Abnormality
  Mouzinho reference range9441<.001
  Manroe reference range100 90.210
  • * Values are means ± SD.

  • Values are percentages.

  • GBS n = 16; control group n = 39.