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Table 3 Immunological characteristics of the 97 elderly patients with NI according to the initial site of infection

From: Immune risk phenotype is associated with nosocomial lung infections in elderly in-patients

  Lung n = 45 Urinary tract n = 33 Other sites n = 19 p value
IRP+ 17(37.8%) 7(22.5%) 5(26.3%) 0.36
CD4/CD8 < 1 6(13.9%) 4(12.1%) 0 (0%) 0.26
CD8 T-cells > 600 9(20.9%) 4(12.1%) 4(21.5%) 0.60
CD28-CD8+ T-cells > 300 17(37.7%) 9(30%) 5(27.7%) 0.73
Positive CMV serology 39 (86.6%) 22 (68.7%) 15 (78.9%) 0.16
  1. Patients with infection at several sites were classified based on the site involved initially.