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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of NF patients, a Ugandan study

From: The clinical presentation and early outcomes of necrotizing fasciitis in a Ugandan Tertiary Hospital- a prospective study

  Characteristic Number (%)
Gender Female 9 (26)
Male 26 (74)
Age
Paediatric <1 month 3
  <1 1
  1-5 years 0
  5-18 years 3
  > 18 - 40 years 15 (43)
Adult ≥ 41 years 12 (34)
Median (IQR) years 32(25)
Range years 1 week to 89 years
Duration of symptoms(days) 1-7 17 (49)
>7 18 (51)
Inciting event Adjacent infection 23 (66)
Trauma 11 (31)
Surgery 1 (3)
Survival Died 14 (40)
Survived 21 (60)
Body part affected Median surface area affected (IQR) N = 35 (%)
Head and neck 7 (0.4-7) 3 (9%)
Upper limbs 5 (4-9) 3 (9%)
Trunk 2 (0.8-3.5) 4 (11%)
Scrotum and perineum 0.7 (0.4-1) 8 (23%)
Lower limbs 2.3 (0.8-16) 17 (49%)
  1. Median age of the study population.