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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of 95 episodes of streptococcal prosthetic joint infections

From: Outcome of patients with streptococcal prosthetic joint infections with special reference to rifampicin combinations

Characteristics No. of episodes (%)
Joint
 Hip 50 (52.6)
 Knee 45 (47.4)
Type of infection
 Early 31 (32.6)
 Delayed 25 (26.3)
 Late 39 (41.1)
Hematogenous origin of the infection 18 (18.9)
Clinical presentation
 Pain 78 (82.1)
 Fever 52 (54.7)
 Sinus tract 18 (18.9)
 Acute symptoms 21 (22.1)
 Damaged periprosthetic soft tissue 19 (20)
Number of previous surgeries
 0 73 (76.9)
 1 21 (22.1)
  ≥ 2 1 (1.0)
  1. SD standard deviation. Definitions of type of infection: early (<1 month), delayed (1 month– ≤ 2 years), and late (>2 years)