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Table 3 Comparisons between adult patients infected with T6SS-positive and T6SS-negative C. jejuni

From: Clinical impact of the type VI secretion system on virulence of Campylobacter species during infection

  T6SS-positive T6SS-negative p-value
(n = 20) (n = 99)
Baseline characteristics    
Age (median years) 58 (46–77) 57 (31–74) n.s.
Male gender 13 (65.0) 61 (61.6) n.s.
Hospitalised patients 12 (60.0) 61 (61.6) n.s.
Duration of hospital stay (median days) 3 (0–5) 1 (0–5) n.s.
ICU stay (yes) 1 (5.0) 1 (1.0) n.s.
Comorbidities    
Charlson Comorbidity Index 2 (1–5) 0 (0–1) < 0.001
Solid organ transplant 4 (20.0) 3 (3.0) 0.015
Immunosuppressant therapy 6 (30.0) 9 (9.1) 0.019
Clinical characteristics    
Bacteraemia 0 (0.0) 6 (6.1) n.s.
Fever history (yes) 6 (30.0) 56 (56.6) 0.048
Bloody diarrhoea (yes) 2 (10.0) 19 (19.2) n.s.
Duration of diarrhoea (days) 6 (4–10) 6 (4–9) n.s.
Leucocytes (× 109/l) 8.5 (6.1–12.1) 8.7 (5.9–11.1) n.s.
Antibiotic therapy (yes) 13 (65.0) 60 (60.6) n.s.
  1. Data are median (IQR) or n (%). P values ≤0.05 are shown. Only p-values of significant results were shown. n.s. non-significant