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Table 2 Characteristics of secondary infections

From: Clinical characteristics, risk factors, immune status and prognosis of secondary infection of sepsis: a retrospective observational study

Site of infection, n (%) a
 Respiratory tract
  PNU 83 (55.3)
  LUNG 1 (0.7)
 Urinary tract
  SUTI 41 (27.3)
  OUTI 1 (0.7)
 Blood stream and disseminated infection
  LCBI 12 (8)
  DI 6 (4)
 Abdomen
  IAB 4 (2.7)
  GIT 1 (0.7)
 Skin and soft tissue
  ST 1 (0.7)
Time of onset of the first identified secondary infection
 Median (25th,75th) 8 (5.25,14)
 Time range, n (%)
  day 3 5 (5.4)
   > day 3, ≤day 7 36 (39)
   > day 7, ≤day 15 33 (35.9)
   > day 15 18 (19.6)
Patients with multiple secondary infections, n (%) 26 (28.3)
Secondary infection without identified pathogens, n (%) 23 (15.3)
  1. aDiagnosis was according to CDC/NHSN criteria [25]. PNU Pneumonia, LUNG Other infections of the lower respiratory tract, SUTI Symptomatic urinary tract infection, OUTI Other infections of the urinary tract, DI Disseminated infection, GIT Gastrointestinal tract, IAB Intraabdominal infection, LCBI Laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection, ST Soft tissue infection