Table 4

Differences between the infection foci in deceased patients with SLE and the Spanish population

Infection foci, n (%)Patients with SLE (n=584)Spanish population (n=1 262 855)P value
 Infections147 (25)95 442 (8)<0.001
 Respiratory tract40 (7)46 388 (4)<0.001
Genitourinary tract10 (2)16 176 (1)0.353
 Sepsis60 (10)10 727 (0.8)<0.001
 Viral infections9 (2)7326 (0.6)0.002
 Non-biliary abdominal7 (1)5746 (0.5)0.008
 Skin and soft tissue4 (0.7)2005 (0.2)0.001
Biliary tract3 (0.5)2263 (0.2)0.056
Otorhinolaryngological0161 (<0.1)
Gynaecological0139 (<0.1)
Central nervous system3 (0.5)923 (0.1)<0.001
 Tuberculosis0579 (<0.1)
Parasitic1 (0.2)16 (<0.1)<0.001
Fungal1 (0.2)234 (<0.1)0.007
Zoonosis2 (0.3)62 (<0.1)<0.001
Endocarditis3 (0.5)834 (0.1)<0.001
 Osteomyelitis0274 (<0.1)
 Pericardium016 (<0.1)
 Other foci4 (0.7)1459 (0.1)
  • Statistically significant values are indicated in bold.