TABLE 2.

Demographic Characteristics and Laboratory Parameters of Children With Benign and Serious Bacterial Infection

Benign Infection (Median [Range])SBI (Median [Range])P
Age (mo)7.2 (0.4–31.1)9.7 (0.7–34)NS
Sex (M/F)39/3114/15NS
Fever duration (h)24 (1–140)48 (6–140).026
Fever (°C)39.5 (38–40.8)39.4 (38.3–41)NS
PCT (</≥0.5 ng/mL)52/182/27<.01
CRP (mg/L)16 (10–200)100 (10–200)<.01
IL-6 (</≥100 ng/L)31/98/5NS
Leukocytes (G/L)10.2 (3–29.3)15.1 (3.8–46.4)<.01
Band (G/L)0.2 (0–2.7)0.7 (0–13)<.01
  • NS indicates nonsignificant.