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Table 4 Comparison of hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis patients based on presence of a microbiological diagnosis

From: The epidemiology of hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis: a cohort study in a tertiary care hospital

Variable Microbiological diagnosis n = 46 No microbiological diagnosis n = 24 p value
Mean age (±SD) 57.5 (±15.5) 63.9 (±13.3) 0.08
Diabetes mellitus 18 (39.1%) 12 (50.0%) 0.4
Renal insufficiency 12 (26.1%) 5 (20.8%) 0.6
Bacteremia, last 30 days 7 (15.2%) 6 (25.0%) 0.3
History of indwelling catheter, last 30 days 12 (26.1%) 9 (37.5%) 0.3
Maximum temperature at admission (±SD), °C 38.0 (±0.8) 37.3 (±0.7) <0.001
Maximum WBC at admission (±SD), K/m m3 15.1 (±9.2) 9.4 (±4.8) 0.003
CRP at admission (±SD), mg/dL 132.2 (±107.4) 75.3(±112.2) 0.04
ESR at admission (±SD), mm/h 89.5 (32.4%) 83.6 (36.6%) 0.6
  1. NOTE. SD = standard deviation. WBC = white blood cell count. CRP = C-reactive protein. ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate.