Table 1 : Comparison of demographics in Fournier’s gangrene to NSTI in other
locations.


  NSTI FG P-value

Age (years) 49.6 (10-85) 53.0 (26-92) 0.24
BMI 32.1 (16-61) 36.0 (19-67) 0.13
Male gender 56.0 60.6 0.69
Hyperlipidemia 16 18 0.76
Heart disease 21 26 0.58
Hypertension 57 71 0.34
PVD 12 5 0.45
Diabetes mellitus 56 78 0.03
IV drug abuse 30 0 0.03
Tobacco use 27 33 0.34
Alcohol use 24 16 0.29

FG: Fournier’s gangrene; NSTI: Necrotizing soft tissue infection other than Fournier’s;
BMI: Body mass Index; PVD: Peripheral vascular disease; IV: Intravenous

Dissanaike et al.Research Journal of Infectious Diseases  2015 3:1DOI : 10.7243/2052-5958-3-1