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Table 4 Comparison of patients treated with antibiotics prior to Emergency Department attendance

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

Variables Prior antibiotics (n = 67) No prior antibiotics (n = 53) p-value
Trauma 24 (35.8) 10 (18.9) 0.04
Ulceration 8 (11.9) 0 (0) <0.01
Duration of symptoms, days 6 (4–7) 3 (2–4) <0.01
Max temperature, oC 37.1 (36.8–37.3) 37.4 (37.1–38.3) <0.01
  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