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Table 4 Distribution of respiratory complications among all studied groups

From: Platelet count as a predictor of outcome of hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia at Zagazig University Hospitals, Egypt

Res. comp. Group Total (n = 250) χ2 p value
  Group I (n = 15) Group II (n = 202) Group III (n = 33)    
Lung abscess 0 2 (0.9%) 2 (6.1%) 4 (1.6%) 8.43 0.02a
Empyema 0 5 (2.4%) 6 (18.2%) 11 (4.4%) 20.8 < 0.001a
Pleural effusion 3 (20%) 30 (14.9%) 12(36.3%) 45 (18%) 8.91 0.01a
  1. Group I, thrombocytopenia; group II, normal platelet count; group III, thrombocytosis Res. comp. respiratory complications
  2. aDifference between group III and other groups