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Clinical Study

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Patients with Solid Tumours

Table 3

Clinical characteristics of SSTI episodes.

CharacteristicNo of episodes (%)

Type of SSTI
 Cellulitis/erysipelas44 (54)
 Abscess18 (22)
 Exit-site infection8 (10)
 Wound infection5 (6)
 Herpes zoster4 (5)
 Furuncles/carbuncles1 (1)
 Pyomyositis1 (1)
Site of infection
 Head and neck10 (12)
 Trunk28 (35)
 Upper extremities11 (14)
 Lower extremities13 (16)
 Genitoperineal/perirectal19 (23)
Signs and symptoms
 Erythema59 (70)
 Fever 52 (64)
 Swelling 41 (51)
 Localized pain 34 (42)
 Sepsis43 (53)
 Severe sepsis15 (18.5)
 Septic shock3 (4)

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