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Table 1 Clinical characteristics between the appendicolith group and no appendicolith group

From: Nonoperative management of appendiceal phlegmon or abscess in children less than 3 years of age

  Appendicolith (n = 27) No appendicolith (n = 23) P value
Sex (male:female) 15:12 14:9 0.704
Age (months) 25.89 ± 7.47 23.09 ± 9.49 0.249
Duration of symptoms 8.04 ± 4.17 9.22 ± 6.77 0.472
Pain 23 (85.2%) 19 (82.6%) 0.804
Fever 26 (96.3%) 22 (95.7%) 1.000
Vomiting 12 (44.4%) 13 (56.5%) 0.395
Diarrhea 17 (63.0%) 7 (30.4%) 0.022*
Localized peritonitis 19 (70.4%) 11 (47.8%) 0.105
WBC 20.69 ± 6.79 14.44 ± 5.46 0.072
CRP 126.83 ± 83.46 69.10 ± 48.21 0.004*
Inflammatory area (cm2) 21.58 ± 15.15 18.32 ± 14.45 0.442
LOS 14.26 ± 5.55 12.04 ± 5.09 0.151
Overall success 26 (96.3%) 21 (91.3%) 0.588
  1. *P < 0.05