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Table 6 Laboratory risk indicator for necrotizing fasciitis (LRINEC) score of MRSA and V. vulnificus necrotiz NF

From: Bacteriology and mortality of necrotizing fasciitis in a tertiary coastal hospital with comparing risk indicators of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vibrio vulnificus infections: a prospective study

   Patients   
Variable (%) Score MRSA (N-16) Vibrio vulnificus (N-40) P value
C-Reactive Protein, mg/L     
 < 150 0 8 (50) 34 (85) 0.01*
150 4 8 (50) 6 (15)  
White cell count, per mm3     
 < 15 0 8 (50) 24 (60)  
 15–25 1 7 (43.75) 13 (32.5) 0.73
 > 25 2 1 (6.25) 3 (7.5)  
Hemoglobin, g/dL     
 > 13.5 0 3 (18.75) 18 (45)  
 11–3.5 1 9 (56.25) 14 (35) 0.175
 < 11 2 4 (25) 8 (20)  
Sodium, mmol/L     0.069
 ≥ 135 0 8 (50) 30 (75)
 < 135 2 8 (50) 10 (25)
Creatinine, umol/L     
141 0 12 (75) 32 (80) 0.467
 > 141 2 4 (25) 8 (20)  
Glucose, mmol/L     
10 0 9 (56.25) 26 (65) 0.376
 > 10 1 7 (43.75) 14 (35)  
Total score Mean 6.08 ± 2.86 3.12 ± 2.46 0.0003*
 ≥ 6   9 (56.25) 6 (15) 0.004*
 < 6   7 (43.75) 34 (85)
  1. *Mean P < 0.05 and the difference was significant