TABLE 1

Characteristics of 103 Subjects With Hyperpyrexia

CharacteristicFrequency (N = 103), n (%)95% CI
Age, mo
    3–3587 (84.5)77.5–91.5
    ≥3616 (15.5)8.5–22.5
Gender
    Male57 (55.3)45.7–64.9
    Female46 (44.7)35.1–54.3
Ethnicity
    Black49 (47.6)37.9–57.2
    Hispanic38 (36.9)27.6–46.2
    White12 (11.7)5.5–17.9
    Asian4 (3.9)0.2–7.6
Symptoms
    Rhinorrhea62 (60.2)50.7–69.7
    Vomiting36 (35.0)25.8–44.2
    Diarrhea17 (16.5)9.3–23.7
    Injected conjunctivae10 (9.7)4.0–15.4
    Any viral symptom80 (77.7)69.7–85.7
Duration of fever, h
    <2433 (32.0)23.0–41.0
    24 to <4834 (33.0)24.0–42.0
    >4836 (35.0)25.8–44.2
Preexisting condition19 (18.4)10.9–25.9