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Table 1 Clinical presentation in individuals with first and recurrent episodes of erysipelas

From: Recurrent erysipelas - risk factors and clinical presentation

  Single episode Recurrent episodes p-value
  n = 360 (100%) n = 142 (100%)  
Age, years (SD) 58.0 (18.7) 61.5 (16.1) 0.05
Gender,% male 211 (58.6) 75 (52.8) 0.24
Time since onset    <0.01
<12 hrs 47 (13.1) 39 (27.5)  
13-48 hrs 144 (40.0) 49 (34.5)  
>48 hrs 85 (23.6) 29 (20.4)  
Missing 84 (23.3) 25 (17.6)  
Localization 1)    <0.01
Lower limbs 231 (64.2) 111 (78.2)  
Upper limbs 60 (16.7) 15 (10.6)  
Thorax/trunk 24 (6.7) 11 (7.6)  
Head/face 45 (12.5) 6 (3.5)  
CRP, median (range) 88 (0–513) 66 (2–438) 0.28
Missing 57 (15.8) 29 (20.4) 0.22
WBC, median (range) 11 (2.7-68) 13 (2.6-28) 0.82
Missing 73 (20.3) 31 (21.8) 0.70
Inpatient treatment 211 (58.6) 67 (47.2) 0.03
Initial iv antibiotics 239 (67.0) 84 (59.6) 0.18
Length of hospital stay, median (range) 5 (1–34) 5 (1–22) 0.61
  1. 1)-Global p-value from likelihood ratio test <0.01).