TABLE 5

Predictors of Bacterial Illness for 103 Subjects With Hyperpyrexia

VariableBacterial (N = 20)
Frequency, n (%)OR (95% CI)
Age, mo
    3–3514 (70)Ref
    ≥366 (30)3.13 (0.98–10.01)
Preexisting condition7 (35)3.19 (1.06–9.61)
Duration of fever, h
    <248 (40)Ref
    24 to <483 (15)0.30 (0.07–1.26)
    >489 (45)1.04 (0.35–3.12)
Viral symptoms
    Rhinorrhea7 (35)0.27 (0.09–0.76)
    Vomiting6 (30)0.76 (0.26–2.18)
    Diarrhea7 (35)3.93 (1.27–12.19)
    Injected conjunctivae1 (5)0.43 (0.05–3.63)
    Any viral symptom12 (60)0.33 (0.12–0.95)
WBC count, × 103 cells per mm3
    <1511 (55)Ref
    ≥159 (45)0.78 (0.29–2.08)
ANC, × 103 cells per mm3
    <109 (45)Ref
    ≥1011 (55)1.11 (0.41–2.96)
  • Ref indicates reference range.