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Table 2 Specimen type by PVL status

From: Epidemiological, clinical, outcome and antibiotic susceptibility differences between PVL positive and PVL negative Staphylococcus aureus infections in Western Australia: a case control study

Specimen type Subcategory PVL positive (n = 141) PVL negative (n = 148) p-value
All Polymicrobial 12 (8.5) 61 (41.2) <0.001
Skin/soft tissue Total 115 (81.6) 94 (63.5) <0.001
Polymicrobial 10 (8.7) 51 (54.3) <0.001
(a) Cellulitis/wound swab Total 15 (13.0) 55 (58.3) <0.001
Polymicrobial 5 (33.3) 33 (60.0) 0.006
(b) Abscess soft tissue Total 100 (87.0) 39 (41.5) <0.001
Polymicrobial 5 (5.0) 18 (46.2) <0.001
Blood Total 13 (9.2) 37 (25.0) <0.001
Polymicrobial 0 (0.0) 3 (8.1) 0.290
Bone/Joint Total 5 (3.5) 13 (8.8) 0.066
Polymicrobial 0 (0.0) 5 (38.5) 0.103
Lung Total 7 (5.0) 3 (2.0) 0.172
Renal Total 0 (0.0) 1 (0.7) 0.328
  1. Number (%).