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Table 1 Characteristics of 61 patients with S. aureus bloodstream infection (BSI)

From: Cytokine responses to Staphylococcus aureusbloodstream infection differ between patient cohorts that have different clinical courses of infection

Patient characteristic No. of patient (%)
Gender  
Male 38 (62.3)
Female 23 (37.7)
Age  
>65 35 (57.38)
<65 26 (42.63)
Co-morbidities a  
Cardiac disease 22 (36.07)
bRenal impairment 23 (37.70)
Diabetes mellitus 16 (26.23)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 8 (13.11)
Autoimmune disease 6 (9.84)
Onset of BSI c  
Nosocomial 31 (50.82)
Healthcare-associated 22 (36.07)
Community-acquired 8 (13.11)
Source of BSI  
Unknown 15 (24.6)
Prosthetic device 30 (49.18)
Other 16 (26.23)
Susceptibility of infecting isolate  
Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus 46 (75.41)
Methicillin-resistant S. aureus 15 (24.59)
Outcome of BSI  
Uncomplicated BSI 50 (81.96)
Complicated BSI 11 (18.03)
Death 2 (3.28)
Type of complication  
Infective endocarditis 8 (13.11)
Persistently positive blood culture 1 (1.64)
septic arthritis 1 (1.64)
Discitis 1 (1.64)
  1. aMore than one co-morbidity was indentified in some patients. bOf 23 patients with renal impairment, 21 were on haemodialysis (HD), one had chronic renal failure but was not on HD and one was receiving plasmaphoresis for Waldenströms macroglobulinaemia. cOnset of BSI defined as described by Friedman et al., 2002 [8].