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Table 5 Comparison of treatments instituted for patients with severe leptospirosis admitted to ICU and ward

From: Risk factors for intensive care unit admission in patients with severe leptospirosis: a comparative study according to patients’ severity

  ICU (N = 83) Ward (N = 123) p
Hemoderivatives 44 (54 %) 58 (47.7 %) 0.052
Vasoconstrictors 47 (57.8 %) 15 (12.3 %) <0.0001
Ceftriaxone 34 (41 %) 83 (67.6 %) 0.009
Penicillin 48 (59 %) 60 (49.1 %) 0.354
Diuretics 41 (49.4 %) 32 (26.1 %) 0.006
  1. Pearson’s Chi-squared test was used to make the comparison. P values ≤ 0.05 were considered statistically significant