TABLE 2

Baseline characteristics of patients (n = 362)

CharacteristicNo. (%) of patients
Clinical syndrome
    Urinary tract infection56 (15.5)
    Lower respiratory tract infection65 (18.0)
    Upper respiratory tract infection38 (10.5)
    Osteoarticular infection47 (13.0)
    Biliary tract infection24 (6.63)
    Intra-abdominal infection31 (8.56)
    Skin and soft tissue infection23 (6.35)
    Sepsis/fever with no focus12 (3.31)
    Febrile neutropenia11 (3.04)
    Othera55 (15.2)
Service
    Internal medicine108 (29.8)
    Pneumology38 (10.5)
    Neurology1 (0.28)
    Cardiology3 (0.8)
    Gastroenterology11 (3.0)
    Medical observation11 (3.0)
    Hematology24 (6.6)
    Oncology7 (1.9)
    General surgery56 (15.5)
    Traumatology and orthopedics45 (12.5)
    Urology28 (7.8)
    Vascular surgery15 (4.2)
    Neurosurgery8 (2.2)
    Otherb12 (3.31)
  • a Other clinical syndromes included the following: surgical wound infection, 7 patients (1.93%); central nervous system infection, 10 patients (2.76%); no infection, 16 patients (4.42%); C. difficile diarrhea, 2 patients (0.52%); tuberculosis, 2 patients (0.52%); catheter sepsis, 1 patient (0.28%); perianal abscess, 1 patient (0.28%); syphilis, 1 patient (0.28%); drug fever, 1 patient (0.28%); Helicobacter pylori, 1 patient (0.28%); parotiditis, 1 patient (0.28%); unknown clinical syndrome, 12 patients (3.31%).

  • b Other services included the following: otorhinolaryngology, 2 patients (0.52%); rehabilitation, 2 patients (0.52%); thoracic surgery, 1 patient (0.28%); maxillofacial, 1 patient (0.28%); unknown service, 7 patients (1.93%).