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Table 5 Comparison of characteristics between survivals and deaths

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

  Survivors(n = 39) Deaths (n = 7) p value
Age 62 (22, 85) 68 (55, 78) 0.668
Gender    
Male 30 (76.9) 6 (85.7) 1.000
Female 9 (23.1) 1 (14.3)  
Underlying disease    
   Viral hepatitis 13 (33.3) 5 (71.4) 0.093
   Liver cirrhosis 4 (10.2) 4 (57.1)* 0.012
   Chronic liver dysfunction 13 (33.3) 6 (85.7)* 0.015
   Diabetes mellitus 16 (41.0) 2 (28.6) 0.688
   Chronic renal failure 5 (12.8) 4 (57.1)* 0.020
Immunocompromised(DM, liver dysfunction, CRF, malignancy) 27 (69.2) 7 (100) 0.165
Pathogens    
   Gram positive pathogen 10 (25.6) 1 (14.3) 0.667
   Gram negative pathogen 29 (74.4) 6 (85.7)  
Involved region    
   Upper extremity 11 (28.2) 4 (57.1) 0.193
   Lower extremity 28 (71.8) 3 (42.9)  
Shock at ER 19 (48.7) 6 (85.7) 0.106
  1. Data are presented as median (min, max) or frequency (%)
  2. Chronic liver dysfunction: liver cirrhosis, viral hepatitis (HBV, or HCV)
  3. *: The difference is significant (p < 0.05)