Table 1

Characteristics of the patients with ESBL-E bacteremia
Demographics
 Men 270 (62.5)
 Age (mean, range) 70.3, 0-96 y
 Age > 65 y 280 (72.4)
Place of acquisition
 Community acquired 110 (28.4)
 Health care associated bacteremia 137 (35.4)
 Nosocomial 140 (36.2)
Origin of infection
 Urinary 215 (55.3)
 Biliary 49 (12.7)
 Unknown 37 (9.6)
 Intra-abdominal 34 (8.8)
 Pneumonia 28 (7.2)
 Catheter 16 (4.1)
 Other 8 (2.1)
Comorbidity
Diabetes 112 (28.9)
Cancer 111 (28.7)
Ictus 70 (18.1)
Dementia 66 (17.1)
Immunosuppression 65 (16.8)
COPD 65 (17.1)
Chronic renal failure 68 (17.6)
Cardiac failure 56 (14.5)
Liver cirrhosis 44 (11.4)
Metastatic tumor 33 (8.5)
Charlson ≥3 209 (54)

Date are no. (%) of patients; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Peralta et al.

Peralta et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:245   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-245

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