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Table 2 Demographic and history characteristics of the study population according to acute atypical infection (AAI)

From: Severe asthma exacerbation: role of acute Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection

  patients with AAI (22) patients without AAI (38) p
Males 13 18 0.501
Age (yrs) 39.3 ± 13.7 37.4 ± 10.7 0.546
Current smokers 1 1 0.631
Atopy 12 18 0.737
Inhaled steroids (before exacerbation) 5 6 0.568
Clinical symptoms of acute upper airway infection 7 12 0.905