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Table 2 Distribution of predictors in 44 MERS-Cov patients by final outcome

From: Role of chest radiograph in MERS-Cov pneumonia: a single tertiary referral center experience in the United Arab Emirates

Characteristics   Disease outcome p-value*
Total lesions Deceased Recovered
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Frequency 44 (100) 6 (13.64) 38 (86.36)  
Chest radiograph
 Normal 30 (68.1) 0 (00.00) 30 (78.95) <0.001
 Abnormal 14 (31.8) 6(100.00) 8 (21.05)  
Disease progression
 Normal   0 (00.00) 30 (78.95)  
 T1   0 (00.00) 7 (18.42) <0.001
 T2   0 (00.00) 1 (02.63)  
 T3   1 (16.67) 0 (00.00)  
 T4   5 (83.33) 0 (00.00) <0.001
Lung score
 At initial presentation     
  Mean (SD) 0.47 (0.99) 1.82 (1.34) 0.25 (0.75)  
  Median (IQR) 0 (0.6) 1.48 (2.13) 0 (0) <0.001
 Peak of the disease     
  Mean (SD) 1.39 (3.78) 8.90 (6.31) 0.20 (0.79)  
  Median (IQR) 0 (0) 5.09 (9.60) 0 (0) <0.001
Pleural effusion
 None 36 (81.82) 0 (00.00) 36 (94.74) <0.001
 Unilateral 3 (6.82) 3 (50.00) 0 (00.00)  
 Bilateral 5 (11.36) 3 (50.00) 2 (05.26)  
Mechanical ventilation day
 Mean (SD)   10.17 (13.66) 0.76 (3.18)  
 Median (IQR)   4.5 (2) 0 (0) <0.001