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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the oromaxillofacial infection patients in this study (N = 598)

From: A retrospective analysis of risk factors of oromaxillofacial infection in patients presenting to a hospital emergency ward

VariableCategoriesNumber of patientsPercentage (%)
GenderMale33155.35
Female26744.65
Age (years)< 6546878.26
≥ 6512821.40
DiabetesPresent7712.88
Absent52187.12
Concurrent illnessPresent20434.11
Absent39465.89
Site of infectionMaxilla17228.76
Mandible42671.24
EtiologyOdontogenic55392.47
Non-odontogenic457.53
AdmissionInpatient17829.77
Outpatient42070.23
CRP (mg/dL)≤ 1046076.92
> 1013823.08
Involved spacesSingle52888.29
Multiple7011.71
ComplicationsPresent91.51
Absent58998.49
Duration of treatment (days)≤ 620834.78
> 624741.30
Loss of follow-up14323.91
Involved spacesVestibule space26944.98
Primary space25943.31
Secondary space518.53
Tertiary space193.18
TreatmentIntraoral I & D35359.03
Extraoral I & D14524.25
Medication7011.71
Extraction only223.68
*etc.81.34
  1. *Includes curettage and cyst enucleation