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Table 1 Postoperative infectious complications and CRP response

From: Postoperative abnormal response of C-reactive protein as an indicator for infectious complications after oral oncologic surgery with primary reconstruction

Characteristic No. of Patients (N = 100) Pattern of CRP response (%)
Early decrease Delayed decrease Second rise
(N = 61) (N = 31) (N = 8)
Infectious complications 21 4 (6.6) 11 (35.5) 6 (75.0)
SSI 13 4 (6.6) 9 (29.0)
 Early onset 6 6 (19.4)
 Late onset 7 4 (6.6) 3 (9.7)
Non-wound infections 9 3 (9.7) 6 (75.0)
 Pneumonia 6 2 (6.5) 4 (50.0)
 CRBSI 2 1 (3.7) 1 (12.5)
 Unknown cause 1 1 (12.5)
  1. Abbreviations: SSI surgical site infections, CRBSI catheter related blood stream infection.