TABLE 1

Comparison of SDG versus LDG

VariablesTotalShort IV (<7 d, SDG)Long IV (≥7 d, LDG)P
N = 51n = 32n = 19
Age at infection, y, mean (SD)3.84 (4.59)3.39 (4.48)4.59 (4.81).85
Sex, n (%)>.99
 Male24 (47.1)15 (46.9)9 (47.4)
 Female27 (52.9)17 (53.1)10 (52.6)
Race, n (%).004
 White41 (80.4)26 (81.3)15 (78.9)
 African American6 (11.8)6 (18.8)0 (0)
 Asian American4 (7.8)0 (0)4 (21.1)
Ethnicity>.99
 Hispanic, n (%)18 (36.7)11 (36.7)7 (36.8)
 Non-Hispanic, n (%)31 (63.3)19 (63.3)12 (63.2)
 Missing220
Clinical presentation, n (%)
 Fever50 (98)31 (96.9)19 (100)>.99
 Diarrhea40 (78.4)27 (84.4)13 (68.4).29
 Bloody stools21 (41.2)14 (43.8)7 (36.8).77
 Nausea and/or vomiting17 (33.3)10 (31.3)7 (36.8).76
 Abdominal pain14 (28)25 (78.1)11 (61.1).32
 Previous antibiotics within 7 d12 (23.5)7 (21.9)5 (26.3).74
Acuity at presentation, ≥2 boluses10 (19.6)6 (18.8)4 (21.1)>.99
Exposure, n (%)
 Pets7 (13.7)3 (9.4)4 (21.1).40
 Travel11 (21.6)6 (18.8)5 (26.3).73
 Sick contacts16 (31.4)11 (34.4)5 (26.3).76
 Food7 (13.7)5 (15.6)2 (10.5).70
Laboratory values.007
 Initial WBC count, n503119
  Days, mean (SD)11 (5.1)12.19 (4.51)9.06 (5.51).22
 Initial band count percent, n462917
  Days, mean (SD)20 (13.4)18.01 (12.93)23.4 (13.9).53
 Neutrophil percent, N503119
  Days, mean (SD)26.6 (17.7)28.3 (19.02)23.8 (15.3)
Positive blood culture results, n (%).06
 125 (49)15 (46.9)10 (52.6)
 223 (45)17 (53.1)6 (31.6)
 32 (3.9)02 (10.5)
 41 (2)01 (5.3)
Species, group, n (%).13
 A1 (2)01 (5.3)
 B4 (7.8)4 (12.5)0 (0)
 C29 (56.9)15 (46.9)14 (73.7)
 D7 (13.7)5 (15.6)2 (10.5)
 Other10 (19.6)8 (25)2 (10.5)
Days of fever in hospital, median (range)1.0 (0–7)1 (0–5)2 (0–7).047
  • WBC, white blood cell.