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Table 1 Spectrum of comorbidities in patients (n = 26) with necrotizing fasciitis

From: Necrotizing fasciitis: microbiological characteristics and predictors of postoperative outcome

Comorbidity No. of patients [%]
Diabetes mellitus 12 (46.2%)
Obesity 8 (30.8%)
Heart disease 8 (30.8%)
Alcohol abuse 7 (26.9%)
Smoking 9 (34.6%)
Steroid usage 6 (23.1%)
Asthma/COPD 5 (19.2%)
Chronic inflammatory bowel disease 3 (11.5%)
Cancer 4 (15.4%)
HIV 1 (3.8%)
Chronic renal insuficiency 1 (3.8%)
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia 1 (3.8%)
Peripheral vascular disease 1 (3.8%)
Felty syndrom 1 (3.8%)
Mixed tissue disease 1 (3.8%)
None 2 (7.7%)