Table 2 : Comparison of clinical data in Fournier’s gangrene to NSTI in other locations.


  NSTI FG P-value

Prealbumin 7.6 (2-26) 7.8 (2-27) 0.89
Highest CRP 27.6 (1-334) 18.4 (6-42) 0.40
Lowest sodium 131.2 (106-145) 132.6 (123-143) 0.18
Highest creatinine 1.9 (0-11) 1.93(1-6) 0.65
Highest glucose 237.1 (79-1400) 238.6 (93-484) 0.96
Sodium 133.4 (121-154) 135.0 (123-148) 0.18
Creatinine 1.5 (0.3-10.3) 1.3 (0.4-4.4) 0.51
BUN 25.3 (1-102) 27.6 (7-91) 0.58
Glucose 179.4 (29-745) 188.9 (63-449) 0.71
Calcium 8.1 (4-12) 8.2 (6-11) 0.61
Phosphate 3.9 (1-10) 3.6 (1-6) 0.27
WBC (in thousands) 16.7 (1-51) 18.2 (1-45) 0.44
Hemoglobin 11.6 (6-19) 10.5 (4-15) 0.03
Platelets (in thousands) 260.6 (13-804) 321.0 (25-1029) 0.08
Temperature 98.8 (92-105) 98.9 (96-102) 0.83
DBP 70.2 (40-118) 68.5 (38-100) 0.64
Heart rate 45.4 (56-153) 41.1 (68-142) 0.59
Respiratory rate 20.3 (9-106) 20.2 (15-40) 0.97
Oxygen saturation 96.1 (73-100) 97.2 (90-100) 0.21

FG: Fournier’s gangrene; NSTI: Necrotizing soft tissue infection other than Fournier’s; CRP: C-reactive
protein; WBC: White blood cell count; DBP: Diastolic blood pressure; BUN: Blood urea nitrogen
**Unless otherwise noted the value was obtained at admission

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