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Table 2 Comparison of chest radiography and laboratory findings of patients with bacteremic K. pneumonia e and S. pneumonia e community-acquired pneumonia

From: Bacteremic community-acquired pneumonia due to Klebsiella pneumoniae: Clinical and microbiological characteristics in Taiwan, 2001-2008

Characteristic K. pneumoniae
(n = 49)
No. (%)
S. pneumoniae
(n = 44)
No. (%)
p-value
Chest radiography at admission    
   Unilateral involvement 17 (34.7) 34 (77.3) <0.001
   Bilateral involvement 32 (65.3) 10 (22.7) <0.001
   Cavity lesion 3 (6.1) 1 (2.3) 0.619
Initial laboratory value    
   Leucocyte count, × 103/μL 11.6 ± 6.7 14.4 ± 7.4 0.044
   Platelet, × 103/μL 212 ± 101 196 ± 107 0.969
   Albumin, g/dL 2.6 ± 0.6 2.8 ± 0.6 0.072
   C-reactive protein, mg/dL 21.8 ± 11.2 24.9 ± 1.5 0.664
   Serum creatinine, mg/dL 2.3 ± 1.9 2.3 ± 1.4 0.186
   Total biliburin, mg/dL 1.2 ± 2.7 1.1 ± 1.3 0.809
   Glucose, mg/dL 220 ± 168 208 ± 202 0.528
  1. Values given as mean ± SD or No. of patients (%).