Table 5

Clinical comparison of Chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonia and bacteraemic Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia patients

C. pneumoniae S. pneumoniae p‐value
Male sex24 (57.1)31 (54.4)ns
Age yrs67.4±15.755.6±19.10.001
Pulse rate beats·min−197.3±22.2108.4±22.10.016
WBCs 109 cells·L−113.6±5.517.4±8.60.011
PMNs %82.7±16.366.1±28.90.003
P a,CO2 37.0±6.633.3±7.20.034
Mortality %2 (4.9)3 (5.4)ns
  • Data are presented as n (%) or mean±sd

  • WBC: white blood cell

  • PMN: polymorphonuclear neutrophil

  • Pa,CO2: arterial carbon dioxide tension

  • ns: nonsignificant