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Table 3 Risk factors for mortality in bacteremic CAP caused by K. pneumonia e

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

Characteristic Survivors
(n = 22)
No. (%)
Non-survivors
(n = 27)
No. (%)
p-value
Age > 65 years 15 (68.2) 22 (81.5) 0.282
Male 19 (86.4) 20 (74.1) 0.288
Initial presentation with septic shock 4 (18.2) 21 (77.8) <0.001
Initial presentation with respiratory failure 7 (31.8) 23 (85.2) <0.001
APACHE II score>25 10 (45.5) 25 (92.6) <0.001
PSI Risk Class V 18 (81.8) 26 (96.3) 0.160
ICU admission 10 (45.5) 18 (66.7) 0.136
Malignancy 5 (22.7) 9 (33.3) 0.414
Diabetes mellitus 10 (45.5) 7 (25.9) 0.153
Liver cirrhosis 1 ( 4.5) 3 (11.1) 0.617
Chronic kidney disease stage4 6 (27.3) 7 (25.9) 0.915
Chronic lung diseases 12 (54.5) 11 (40.7) 0.336
Neurologic disorders 7 (31.8) 5 (18.5) 0.282
Autoimmune disease 1 ( 4.5) 1 ( 3.8) 1.000
Alcoholism 2 ( 9.1) 3 (11.1) 1.000
No underlying diseases 1 ( 4.0) 2 ( 7.4) 0.609
Chest radiography--bilateral involment 14 (63.6) 18 (66.7) 0.825
Leucopenia a 2 (9.1) 4 (14.8) 0.678
Thrombocytopenia 2 (9.1) 9 (33.3) 0.043
C-reactive protein, mg/dL 20.9 ± 12.1 22.7 ± 10.6 0.482
  1. Values given as mean ± SD or No. of patients (%).a Leucopenia was defined as leucocyte count less than 4000 × 103/μL. APACHE, Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluation; PSI, Pneumonia Severity Index; ICU, intensive care unit.