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Table 2 Demographic and clinical features

From: Role of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in the treatment of community acquired skin and soft tissue infections in Singapore

Variables Completed (n = 108) Re-admitted (n = 12) p-value
Gender, male 68 (63.0) 7 (58.3) 0.76
Age, years 55 (41–67) 60 (50–65) 0.39
Co-morbidities
 Diabetes mellitus 20 (18.5) 4 (33.3) 0.26
 Peripheral vascular disease 0 (0) 1 (8.3) 0.10
 Renal disease 1 (0.93) 1 (8.3) 0.19
Precipitating factors
 Eczema 11 (10.2) 0 (0) 0.60
 Tinea pedis 4 (3.7) 4 (33.3) <0.01
 Trauma 32 (29.6) 2 (16.7) 0.51
 Insect bite 8 (7.4) 0 (0) 1
 Venous insufficiency 2 (1.9) 1 (8.3) 0.27
Prior antibiotic treatment 63 (58.3) 4 (33.3) 0.13
Prior antibiotic duration, days 3 (3–5) 2 (1–5) 0.42
Site of cellulitis
 Lower limb 97 (89.8) 12 (100) NA
 Upper limb 11 (10.2) 0 (0) 0.60
Clinical features
 Duration of symptoms, days 4 (3–7) 3 (3–7) 0.93
 Swelling 104 (96.3) 11 (91.7) 0.42
 Pain 93 (86.1) 12 (100) 0.36
 Lymphangitis 13 (12.0) 2 (16.7) 0.65
 Ulceration 7 (6.5) 1 (8.3) 0.58
 Fever or reported fever 56 (51.9) 10 (83.3) 0.06
 Max temperature, oC 37.2 (36.9–37.7) 37.6 (37.1–38.3) 0.19
  1. For categorical variables, data was presented in frequencies and percentages. Fisher’s exact test was used to test for association
  2. For continuous variables, data was presented in median and interquartile range. Mann-Whitney test was used to test for differences