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Table 2 Source of infection among septic patients identified by SOFA or SIRS criteria

From: Microbiological findings in emergency department patients with sepsis identified by the Sepsis-3 criteria: a single-center prospective population-based cohort study

  SOFA, n (%)
n = 466
SIRS, n (%)
n = 398
Difference (95% CI)
Pulmonary 302(64.8) 228(57.3) 7.5(1.0–14.0)
Urinary tract 88(18.9) 95(23.9) 5.0(÷0.5 –10.5)
Gastro-intestinal 34(7.3) 44(11.1) 3.8(÷0.1–7.7)
Central nervous system 5(1.1) 0 1.1(0.1–2.1)
Skin 27(5.8) 29(7.8) 2.0(÷1.4–5.4)
Endocarditis 3(0.6) 1(0.3) 0.3(÷0.6–1.2)
  1. CI confidence interval, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, SIRS systemic inflammatory response syndrome