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Table 1 Patients’ demographic and clinical characteristics (N = 39)

From: Necrotizing soft tissue infection: clinical characteristics and outcomes at a reconstructive center in Jilin Province

Variable n (%)
Age (years) 45.6
Sex
 Male 32 (82.05%)
 Female 7 (17.95%)
Duration of symptoms (days) 4.6
Affected sites
 Upper extremities 6 (18.18%)
 Lower extremities 33 (84.62%)
Causative organism(s)
 Gram positive bacteria
   Staphylococcus aureus 18 (46.15%)
   Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 2 (5.13%)
   Enterococcus faecalis 1 (2.56%)
   Enterococcus faecium 2 (5.13%)
   Streptococcus anginosus 3 (7.69%)
   Staphylococcus epidermidis 4 (10.26%)
   Streptococcus agalactiae 1 (2.56%)
   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 1 (2.56%)
   S. constella subsp. constellatus 1 (2.56%)
   Enterococcus avium 1 (2.56%)
 Gram negative bacteria
   Klebsiella pneumoniae 2 (5.13%)
   Enterobacter cloacae 5 (12.82%)
   Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3 (7.69%)
   Acinetobacter baumannii 4 (10.26%)
   Escherichia coli 5 (12.82%)
Negative results of culture 6 (15.38%)
 Comorbidities
  Diabetes mellitus 13 (33.33%)
 Liver cirrhosis/Chronic hepatitis 1 (2.56%)
  Burns 2 (5.13%)
  Insect bite 1 (2.56%)
  Rash 1 (2.56%)
  Blunt trauma 9 (23.08%)
  Cancer 1 (2.56%)
  Pressure injury 2 (5.13%)
  Erythema nodosum 1 (2.56%)
  Skin infection/adscess 5 (12.82%)
  Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 1 (2.56%)
  Idiopathic/no comorbidities 5 (12.82%)
LRINEC score positive 18 (46.15%)
  1. LRINEC laboratory risk indicator for necrotizing fasciitis