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Table 3 Comparison between predisposing conditions of erysipelas in the lower limbs

From: Recurrent erysipelas - risk factors and clinical presentation

  Single episode Recurrent episode OR (95% CI) from univariable analysis p-value OR (95% CI) from multivariable analysis1) p-value
  n = 231 (100%) n = 111 (100%) (95% CI)   (95% CI)  
CABG 11 (4.8) 11 (9.7) 2.2 (0.9-5.2) 0.08 2.0 (0.8-5.1) 0.12
Skin disease 26 (11.3) 23 (20.7) 2.1 (1.1-3.8) 0.02 1.9 (1.0-3.7) 0.05
Severe obesity 1 (0.4) 4 (3.6) 8.5 (0.9-77.9) 0.06 4.6 (0.5-45.8) 0.19
Venous insufficiency 14 (6.1) 16 (14.4) 2.6 (1.2-5.6) 0.02 2.3 (1.0-5.2) 0.05
Lymphedema 6 (2.6) 9 (8.1) 3.3 (1.1-9.5) 0.03 4.3 (1.3-14.0) 0.02
Local wound 118 (51.1) 49 (44.1) 0.8 (0.5-1.2) 0.23 0.8 (0.5-1.3) 0.42
COPD 15 (6.5) 2 (1.8) 0.3 (0.06-1.2) 0.08 0.2 (0.04-1.0) 0.05
Diabetes mellitus 44 (19.1) 20 (18.0) 0.9 (0.5-1.7) 0.82   
Malignancy 20 (8.7) 14 (12.6) 1.5 (0.7-3.1) 0.29   
Toe web intertrigo 10 (4.3) 8 (7.2) 1.7 (0.7-4.5) 0.27   
Local operation2) 49 (21.2) 27 (24.3) 1.2 (0.7-2.0) 0.28   
  1. 1)-Adjusted for all of the variables in the column; 2)-CABG included.