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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and underlying diseases among 465 cellulitis cases

From: Clinical and microbiological characteristics of purulent and non-purulent cellulitis in hospitalized Taiwanese adults in the era of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  All (n = 465) Non-purulent group (n = 369) Purulent group (n = 96) P-value
Age (years), mean (SD) 62 (20.2) 64 (19.4) 56 (21.9) 0.001
Male sex, no. (%) 285 (61.3) 221 (59.9) 64 (66.7) 0.225
Wound (%) 123 (26.5) 84 (22.8) 39 (40.9) <0.001
Charlson comorbidity score, mean (SD) 1.4 (1.6) 1.5 (1.6) 1.1 (1.5) 0.03
Diabetes mellitus (%) 119 (25.9) 101 (27.4) 18 (18.8) 0.085
Autoimmune disease (%) 16 (3.4) 13 (3.5) 3 (3.1) 1.00
Solid malignancy (%) 65 (14) 56 (15.2) 9 (9.4) 0.144
Hematological malignancy (%) 13 (2.8) 12 (3.3) 1 (1.0) 0.484
Liver cirrhosis (%) 29 (6.2) 20 (5.4) 9 (9.4) 0.153
HIV infection (%) 4 (0.9) 3 (0.8) 1 (1.0) 1.00
Organ transplantation (%) 2 (0.4) 2 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 1.00
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (%) 13 (2.8) 9 (2.4) 4 (4.2) 0.318
Peripheral artery occlusive disease (%) 18 (3.9) 14 (3.8) 4 (4.2) 0.773
Coronary artery bypass graft (%) 11 (2.4) 9 (2.4) 2 (2.1) 1.00
Fracture (%) 9 (1.9) 9 (2.4) 0 (0.0) 0.215
Flap (%) 9 (1.9) 9 (2.4) 0 (0.0) 0.215
Lymph node dissection (%) 21 (4.5) 19 (5.1) 2 (2.1) 0.273
Tinea pedis (%) 75 (18.1) 69 (18.7) 6 (6.3) 0.003
Stasis dermatitis (%) 27 (5.8) 26 (7.0) 1 (1.0) 0.025
  1. Data are no. (%) of patients, unless otherwise indicated