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Table 2 Site of infection.

From: Characteristics and outcomes of culture-negative versus culture-positive severe sepsis

Site of infectiona Culture-negative patients (n= 415) Culture-positive patients (n= 586) P value
Lungs 309 (74.5) 351 (59.9) <0.001
Abdomen 41 (9.9) 78 (13.3) 0.10
   Enteritis and colitis 22 (5.3) 18 (3.1) 0.08
   Biliary 8 (1.9) 25 (4.3) 0.04
   Peritonitis 6 (1.4) 13 (2.2) 0.38
   Liver abscess 1 (0.2) 17 (2.9) 0.002
   Other abscess (0.2) 4 (0.7) 0.41
   Pancreatic 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2) 1.00
   Other abdominal 2 (0.5) 0 (0) 0.17
Urinary tract 17 (4.1) 71 (12.1) <0.001
Soft tissue and skin 10 (2.4) 31 (5.3) 0.02
Nervous system 2 (0.5) 8 (1.4) 0.21
Bones and joints 2 (0.5) 8 (1.4) 0.21
Infective endocarditis 2 (0.5) 14 (2.4) 0.02
Primary bacteremia 0 (0) 12 (2.0) 0.002
Others 14 (3.4) 15 (2.6) 0.45
Unknown 18 (4.3) 29 (4.9) 0.65
  1. aSome patients had more than one site of infection.