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Table 2 Relationship between hypermucoviscosity phenotype of K. pneumoniae and laboratory data

From: Clinical and molecular characteristics of Klebsiella pneumoniae ventilator-associated pneumonia in mainland China

  Hypermucoviscosity  
Characteristic Positive Negative P value
n = 14 n = 29
No. (%) No. (%)
Chest radiography    
 Unilateral involvement 3 (21.7) 6 (20.6) 1.000
 Bilateral involvement 11 (78.6) 23 (79.3) 1.000
Initial laboratory value
 Leukocyte count, ×109/l 14.56 ± 7.21 15.65 ± 6.21 0.613
 Platelet, ×109/l 139.71 ± 82.27 192.10 ± 130.13 0.177
 Albumin, g/l 29.68 ± 5.31 34.007 ± 6.49 0.038*
 C-reactive protein, mg/l 156.79 ± 53.89 100.16 ± 77.62 0.03*
 Glucose, mmol/l 9.85 ± 3.92 8.12 ± 2.94 0.115
  1. Values given as No. (%) of patients
  2. * P < 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant