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Table 2 Proportional distributions of skin and soft tissue infections by groups and categories 2005-2007 (patient no. = 10,390)*

From: Skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized and critically ill patients: a nationwide population-based study

Variables n %
Superficial infections 6,840 56.9
   Acute lymphadenitis 136 1.1
   Carbuncle/funruncle 224 1.9
   Cellulitis/abscess of finger/toe 368 3.1
   Impetigo 28 0.2
   Amputation stump infection 28 0.2
   Other cellulitis/abscess 5,982 49.7
   Other local soft tissue infection 252 2.1
Deeper or healthcare-associated infections 4,317 35.9
   Anal/rectal abscess 626 5.2
   Chronic ulcer of specified/unspecified sites 57 0.5
   Decubitus ulcer 1,324 11.0
   Infection due to vascular device/implant 377 3.1
   Pilonidal cyst with abscess 17 0.1
   Post-operation wound infection 1,262 10.5
   Post-traumatic wound infection 212 1.8
   Lower limb ulcer except decubitus 498 4.1
Gangrenous or necrotizing Infections 873 7.3
   Gangrene 506 4.2
   Necrotizing fasciitis 357 3.0
   Fournier's gangrene 42 0.3
Total 12,030 100.0
  1. *Patients may have more than one group of skin and soft tissue infection.