TABLE 7

Characteristics of Plesiomonas septicemia reported in the literature

CharacteristicValue reported in study
Lee et al., 1996 (137)Stock, 2004 (29)Woo et al., 2005 (108)
No. of cases reported212438a
Mean age (yrs)22.728.838.4
Age range1 day to 68 yrs2 days to 68 yrs1 day to 94 yrs
Male:female ratio2:12.7:11.8:1
Immunocompromised (%)818882
Mortality rate (%)625042
Reference 137 29 108
  • a Includes 31 cases in the literature and 7 new cases described by the authors.