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Table 3 Group comparison of signs and symptoms

From: Prognostic factors and monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis: gram-positive versus gram-negative pathogens

Symptoms and signs Gram positive pathogen (n = 11) Gram negative Pathogen (n = 35) p-value
Fever (> 38.3°C) 8 (72.7) 16 (45.7) 0.171
Hypothemia (< 35°C) 1 (9.0) 4(11.4) 1
Pain and tenderness 11 (100) 35 (100) 1
Swelling and erythema 11 (100) 35 (100) 1
Hemorrhagic bullae 0 (0) 15 (42.9)* 0.009
Shock(< 90 mmHg) 2 (18.2) 23 (65.7)* 0.013
Inotropic support 2 (18.2) 19 (54.3)* 0.045
  1. Data are presented as frequency (%)
  2. *: The difference is significant (p < 0.05)