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Table 2 Demographic data from monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis patients with gram-negative and gram-positive pathogens

From: Predictors for gram-negative monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis in southern Taiwan

VariableGram-negative pathogen (n = 55)Gram-positive pathogen (n = 45)P-value
Age (years)68.9 ± 12.964.7 ± 15.40.107
Gender, male37 (67.3)32 (71.1)0.680
Involved region
 Upper extremities23 (41.8)17 (37.8)0.682
 Lower extremities32 (58.2)28 (62.2)0.682
Seawater or seafood contact history38 (69.1)7 (15.6)< 0.001*
Underlying chronic diseases
 Alcoholism15 (27.3)12 (26.7)0.946
 Chronic kidney disease18 (32.7)7 (15.6)0.049*
 Cerebrovascular disease14 (25.5)2 (4.4)0.004*
 Chronic liver dysfunction
  HBV10 (18.2)5 (11.1)0.325
  HCV22 (40.0)10 (22.2)0.058
  HBV or HCV29 (52.7)15 (33.3)0.052
 Liver cirrhosis17 (30.9)10 (22.2)0.330
 Diabetes Mellitus23 (41.8)19 (42.2)0.968
 Gout0 (0)6 (13.3)0.005*
 Malignancy11 (20.0)7 (15.6)0.565
 Peripheral vascular disease0 (0)2 (4.4)0.200
  1. Data was presented as mean (standard deviation) or frequency (%)
  2. *: p-value < 0.05