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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, symptoms and underlying diseases of patients with K. pneumoniae liver abscess with sepsis or without sepsis

From: Clinical features and development of Sepsis in Klebsiella pneumoniae infected liver abscess patients: a retrospective analysis of 135 cases

Characteristic Total
n = 135
KPLA with sepsis
n = 37
KPLA without sepsis
n = 98
P value
Age (year) 60.9 ± 12.7 61.1 ± 12.1 60.8 ± 13.0 0.902
Gender     0.227
 Male,n (%) 80 (59.3) 25 (67.6) 55 (56.1)  
 Female,n (%) 55 (40.7) 12 (32.4) 43 (43.9)  
Symptoms
 Body temperature (≥38.5 °C) 80 (59.3) 21 (56.8) 59 (60.2) 0.716
 Fever 123 (91.1) 35 (94.6) 88 (89.8) 0.511a
 Chills 81 (60.0) 24 (64.9) 57 (58.2) 0.478
 Abdominal pain 58 (43.0) 4 (10.8) 54 (55.1) 0.000
 Nausea 17 (12.6) 5 (13.5) 12 (12.2) 0.843
 Vomiting 16 (11.9) 7 (18.9) 9 (9.2) 0.119
 Frailty 24 (17.8) 12 (32.4) 12 (12.2) 0.006
 Diarrhea 9 (6.7) 7 (18.9) 2 (2.0) 0.002a
Underlying conditions
 Diabetes mellitus 67 (50.0) 20 (54.1) 47 (48.0) 0.528
 Hypertension 51 (37.8) 17 (45.9) 34 (34.7) 0.229
 Fatty liver 16 (11.9) 9 (24.3) 7 (7.1) 0.006
 Cholelithiasis 29 (21.5) 4 (10.8) 25 (25.5) 0.064
 Viral hepatitis 32 (23.7) 7 (18.9) 25 (25.5) 0.422
 Cardiovascular diseases 25 (18.5) 5 (13.5) 20 (20.4) 0.358
 Chronic renal insufficiency 14 (10.4) 13 (35.1) 1 (1.0) 0.000a
 Hepatic dysfunction 21 (15.6) 17 (45.9) 4 (4.1) 0.000a
 Abdominal surgery history 9 (6.7) 0 9 (9.2) 0.063a
  1. a Calculated with the Fisher’s exact test