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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients with NTS bacteraemia

From: Non-typhoidal Salmonella bacteraemia: Epidemiology, clinical characteristics and its' association with severe immunosuppression

Characteristics No of cases (n = 55) %
Underlying condition   
Severe immunosuppressive conditions * 36 65.5
Malignancy 13 23.6
Solid† 9  
Haematological‡ 4  
AIDS 11 20.0
SLE 6 10.9
Hypogammmaglobulinaemia 2 3.6
Immunosuppressives 15 27.3
Atherosclerotic conditions * 8 14.5
Hypertension 3 5.5
Diabetes mellitus 4 7.3
Ischaemic heart disease 2 3.6
Stroke 2 3.6
Liver cirrhosis§ 4 7.3
Renal disease 4 7.3
Others 2 3.6
Sites of infection   
Blood only 38 69.1
   EFI** 17 30.9
   Lung 4 7.3
   Soft tissue 4 7.3
   Bone and joint 3 5.5
   Meningitis 3 5.5
   Mycotic aneurysm 3 5.5
   Urinary tract 2 3.6
   Peritonitis 1 1.8
  1. * A patient may have more than one conditions under these categories (severe immunosuppressive or atherosclerotic categories), therefore the total number of conditions may not tally with the main category
  2. **A patient may have more than one EFIs
  3. †Includes carcinoma rectum, pancreas, stomach, colon, liver, brain glioma, yolk sac tumor of lung, osteosarcoma, lymphoma
  4. ‡ Includes acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (n = 3), acute myeloid leukaemia (n = 1)
  5. §Includes Hepatitis B (n = 2) alcoholic liver cirrhosis (n = 1), Hepatitis C (n = 1)
  6. ¶Includes travel from Pakistan (n = 1), Thalassaemia (n = 1)