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Table 3 Microorganisms identified in blood culture in amputation and non-amputation groups with NF

From: Risk factors for mortality in the late amputation of necrotizing fasciitis: a retrospective study

Pathogens Amputation group Non-amputation group Total, n (%)
(n = 35) (n = 124) (n = 159)
MSSA 0 (0) 2 (1.3) 2 (1.3)
MRSA 4 (2.5) 6 (3.8) 10 (6.3)
Streptococcus species 4 (2.5) 17 (10.7) 21 (13.2)
Escherichia coli 1 (0.6) 2 (1.3) 3 (1.9)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 7 (4.4) 3 (1.6) 10 (6.3)
Vibrio vulnificus 4 (2.5) 51 (32.1) 55 (34.6)
Aeromonas species 3 (1.6) 8 (5.0) 11 (6.9)
Other gram-positive 3 (1.6) 9 (5.7) 11 (6.9)
Other gram-negative 2 (1.3) 12 (7.5) 14 (8.8)
Polymicrobial 7 (4.4) 14 (8.8) 21 (13.2)
  1. Microorganisms identified in blood culture did not show statistically significant differences between the two groups (p > 0.05). Values are shown as n (%)
  2. MSSA methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus