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Table 1 Demographic and clinical data of 118 non pregnant adults with listeriosis, Lombardy region, Italy, 2006-2010

From: Enhanced surveillance of invasive listeriosis in the Lombardy region, Italy, in the years 2006-2010 reveals major clones and an increase in serotype 1/2a

Characteristics No. of patients (%)
Gender/age n = 118
  Female 63 (53.4)
  Male 55 (46.6)
  ≥ 65 years 66 (55.9)
Clinical characteristics n = 103
  Underlying condition 91 (88.3)
  Solid cancer 30 (29.1)
  Immunosuppressive therapy 24 (23.3
  Hematologic malignancy 18 (17.5)
  Diabetes mellitus 17 (16.5)
  Renal insufficiency 16 (15.5)
  Liver cirrhosis/chronic  
  hepatitis 11 (10.7)
  HIV/AIDS 5 (4.8)
  Alcoholism 3 (2.9)
Clinical presentation n = 118
  Septicemia 90 (76.3)
  Meningitis 24 (20.3)
  Other infections 4 (3.4)
All-cause fatality rate n = 83
  21 (25.3)