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Table 3 Clinical presentations of 36 patients with sepsis following EGD and CFS in the experience cohort (year 2008–2012)

From: Extremity risk factors of sepsis for gastrointestinal endoscopy in patients with liver cirrhosis

Characteristic N (%)
Onset of sepsis after scope
 26 (72%)  < 24 h
 10 (28%) 24-48 h
Fever > 38˚C 33 (92%)
Body temperature* (˚C) 38.8 ± 0.7 (38.1–40.4)
Respiratory rate > 20 breaths/min 21 (58%)
Pulse rate > 90 beats/min 21 (58%)
Abdominal pain 9 (25%)
Bacteremia 4 (11%)
Peritonitis 2 (6%)
Septic shock 1 (3%)
  1. Data are shown as number (%)
  2. *Average ± SD and (minimal to maximal) body temperature of 33 patients with fever