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Table 4 Concordance analysis between bone and non-bone specimens for 21 patients with chronic osteomyelitis by Staphylococcus aureus.

From: Lack of microbiological concordance between bone and non-bone specimens in chronic osteomyelitis: an observational study

Variable Bone Specimens (n = 68) Non-bone Specimens (n = 57) Concordance: # Patients (%)
Isolates different to S. aureus 47 37 5 of 26 (19)
Cultures positive for S. aureus 21 20 8 of 21 (38)
S. aureus in pure culture 14 14 7 of 14 (50)
S. aureus plus other species 7 6 1 of 6 (17)