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Table 1 Demographic data, clinical manifestations and laboratory data of the patients

From: Cardiac repolarization abnormalities in children with familial Mediterranean fever

Parameters Cases (Mean ± SD) Control (Mean ± SD) P value
Gender; number (%) 0.935
 Male 32 (53.3%) 21 (52.5%)
 Female 28 (46.7%) 19 (47.5%)
Age (years) 10.43 ± 3.472 12.61 ± 2.32 0.829
Age at onset of disease (years) 4.57 ± 2.197   
Age at diagnosis (years) 6.13 ± 2.771   
Delay in diagnosis (months) 17.33 ± 12.132   
Disease duration (years) 5.86 ± 2.697   
Number of attacks/month 0.62 ± 0.613   
Number of attacks/year before treatment 29.58 ± 16.939   
Number of attacks/year after treatment 6.72 ± 5.149   
Duration of attack (hour) before treatment 52.08 ± 8.796   
Duration of attack (hour) after treatment 19.17 ± 5.221   
Systolic blood pressure ± SD (mmHg) 104.5 ± 10.239 106.25 ± 9.320 0.388
Diastolic blood pressure ± SD (mmHg) 63.25 ± 8.276 64.13 ± 4.789 0.547
Heart rate (beat/minute) 85.48 ± 9.58   
Sodium (mmol/l) 137.62 ± 1.403   
Potassium (mEq/l) 4.282 ± 0.4316   
ESR (mm/hr) 17.65 ± 17.294   
CRP (mg/dl) 5.105 ± 4.8766   
Fibrinogen* (mg/dl) 300.50 ± 65.063   
24 hours proteinuria (mg) 660 ± 170.715   
Severity score Number (%)   
Mild disease 13 (21.66%)   
Moderate disease 31 (51.33%)   
Severe disease 16 (26.66%)   
Dose of colchicines (mg) 1.408 ± 0.4738   
Duration of colchicine (years) 4.48 ± 2.555   
FMF 50 score Number (%)   
Good responders 58 (96.7%)   
Poor responders 2 (3.3%)   
  1. SD Standard deviation, P value Probability value, ESR Erytherocyte sedimentation rate, CRP C-reactive protein, FMF Familial Mediterranean fever