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Table 1 Sensitivity on needle aspiration in cellulitis/erysipelas

From: Low sensitivity of needle aspiration cultures in patients with cellulitis/erysipelas

  Positive cultures/number of patients Sensitivity (%) CI 95 %
Aspiration from margin
All patients
0/25 0 0–13
Aspiration from centre
All patients
8/66 12 6–22
Aspiration from the centre
Patients without prior AB therapy
8/55 14.5 7.5–25
Contamination
Aspiration from the centre
11/66 16.6 9.6–27