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Table 5 Assessment of bacteremia and positive procalcitonin as a risk for gastrointestinal bleeding among studied population (n = 99)

From: Bacteremia as a risk factor for variceal upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in cirrhotic patients: a hospital-based study

Blood culture Group (I)
Patient with first attack of bleeding (n = 35)
Group (II)
Patient with recurrent bleeding (n = 35)
Group (III)
Control patients (n = 29)
No. % No. % No. %
Positive 16 45.7% 21 60% 7 24.1%
Negative 19 54.3% 14 40% 22 75.9%
Odds ratio (OR) 2.65   
  4.71  
Procalcitonin Group (I)
Patient with first attack of bleeding (n = 35)
Group (II)
Patient with Recurrent bleeding (n = 35)
Group (III)
Control patients (n = 29)
No. % No. % No. %
Positive 15 42.9% 21 60% 6 20.7%
Negative 20 57.1% 14 40% 23 79.3%
Odds ratio (OR) 2.87   
  5.75