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Table 2 Number of admissions (%) for infectious diseases classified by subconditions in the burn, injured and uninjured cohorts, 1980–2012

From: A retrospective cohort study to compare post-injury admissions for infectious diseases in burn patients, non-burn trauma patients and uninjured people

  No injury N (%) Non-burn trauma N (%) Burn injury N (%)
Enteric infections 4140 (12.9) 1965 (11.7) 2582 (10.1)
Blood stream infections 423 (1.3) 241 (1.4) 476 (1.9)
Sexually transmitted infections 171 (0.5) 53 (0.3) 114 (0.4)
Neurological and eye infections 415 (1.3) 228 (1.4) 469 (1.8)
Ear infections and upper respiratory tract infections 5063 (15.8) 2306 (13.7) 2704 (10.6)
Lower respiratory tract infections 5363 (16.8) 3566 (21.2) 6000 (23.6)
Heart and circulatory system infections 209 (0.7) 108 (0.6) 114 (0.4)
Digestive tract infections (including liver) 7626 (23.8) 2485 (14.8) 2899 (11.4)
Genitourinary infections 2447 (7.6) 1323 (7.9) 2086 (8.2)
Skin and soft tissue infections 2171 (6.8) 2335 (13.9) 4710 (18.5)
Musculoskeletal infections 263 (0.8) 219 1.3) 346 (1.4)
Neoplasms from infection 672 (2.1) 145 (0.9) 229 (0.9)
Postoperative infections 904 (2.8) 806 (4.8) 1305 (5.1)
Other infections 2127 (6.6) 1051 (6.2) 1429 (5.6)
Total 31,994 16,831 25,463