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Table 3 Clinical comparison between the fatal and non-fatal groups of the 21 adult bacterial meningitis patients with super-infection

From: Clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcomes of nosocomial super-infection in adult bacterial meningitis

Factors Non-fatal Fatal P
  (n = 14) (n = 7)  
Age, median (range) 48 (25 - 73) 55 (41 - 67) 0.400
Gender    
   Male 8 5 0.656
   Female 6 2  
Diabetes mellitus    
   Yes 1 2 0.247
   No 13 5  
Presence of new symptoms    
   Yes 10 5 1.000
   No 4 2  
Fever    
   Yes 10 4 0.638
   No 4 3  
Group    
   G(+) > G (-) or G(+) > G(+) 7 3 1.000
   G(-) → G (-) 5 1  
Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH)    
   Spontaneous ICH 4 4 0.085
   Traumatic ICH 6 0  
  1. Abbreviation: G(+), Gram-positive pathogen; G(-), Gram-negative pathogen