Table 2

Median (interquartile range) age, PCT, and CRP concentrations in groups I and II

Group IGroup IIp value (Mann–Whitney)
Age (y)3.57 (1.19–8.22)1.75 (0.82–5.28)0.02
WCC (×109/l)10.44 (3.50 –21.58)11.24 (7.90–17.40)0.62
PCT (ng/ml)38.85 (11.26–75.63)0.27 (0.23-0.76)<0.0005
CRP (mg/l)68.35 (38.20–111.50)9.25 (5.18–18.00)<0.0005