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Table 1 Demographic data of cases with eosinophilic abscesses and malignant nodules

From: Clinical characteristics that distinguish eosinophilic organ infiltration from metastatic nodule development in cancer patients with eosinophilia

Characteristics Eosinophilic abscess group (n = 33) Malignant nodule group (n = 5) P-value
Age, years 54.6 ± 9.9 61.2 ± 16.2 0.243
Sex    1.000
  Male 78 (26/33) 80 (4/5)  
  Female 22 (7/33) 20 (1/5)
Duration since diagnosis of cancer, years 2.4 ± 2.3 0.8 ± 1.3 0.182
History of eating raw food 0.048
  Present 36 (12/33) 0 (0/5)  
  Absent 6 (2/33) 40 (2/5)
  Unknown 58 (19/33) 60 (3/5)  
  1. The data are presented as means ± SD or percentages (number of patients).
  2. The P-values were determined by the Mann–Whitney U-test, chi-square or Fisher’s test.