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Table 2 Clinical Presentation at onset of S. aureus bacteremia

From: Utility of qSOFA score in identifying patients at risk for poor outcome in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

Clinical Presentation High qSOFA n = 90 (%) Low qSOFA n = 312 (%) p value
Pitt Bacteremia Score a 2 (0, 3) 0 (0, 1) < 0.0001
 Score ≥ 2 57 (69) 37 (12) < 0.0001
 Score ≥ 4 19 (23) 7 (2) < 0.0001
SIRS criteria
 Sepsis 88 (98) 232 (74) < 0.0001
 Severe sepsis 59 (66) 86 (28) < 0.0001
 Septic shock 25 (28) 3 (1) < 0.0001
 No sepsis 2 (2) 80 (26)  
Presenting symptoms
 Fever 35 (39%) 100 (32%) 0.25
 Pain 28 (31%) 155 (50%) 0.0018
 Altered mental status 21 (23%) 16 (5%) < 0.0001
 Shortness of breath 10 (11%) 19 (6%) 0.11
  1. a median (IQR), data available for 83 patients in High qSOFA group and 301 patients in the Low qSOFA group