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Clinical Study

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Patients with Solid Tumours

Table 2

Risk factors of the SSTIs episodes.

FactorEpisodes (%)

Recent chemotherapy52 (64)
Prior invasive procedure30 (37)
Previous antimicrobial therapy30 (37)
Prior blood transfusion21 (26)
Recent radiotherapy 19 (23.5)
Central venous catheter 15 (18.5)
Neutropenia 9 (11)

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