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Table 2 The history of infectious diseases between GNB-HPS and GPC-HPS

From: Comparison of gram-negative and gram-positive hematogenous pyogenic spondylodiscitis: clinical characteristics and outcomes of treatment

  GNB-HPS (n = 17) GPC-HPS (n = 37) p
History of infectious disease (No. [%]) 7 (41) 16 (43) 0.887
Musculoskeletal infection (No. [%]) 2 (12) 11 (30) 0.189
 Cellulitis 2 (12) 4 (11)  
 Necrotizing fasciitis 0 5 (14)  
 Osteomyelitis 0 2 (5)  
Symptomatic urinary tract infection (No. [%]) 4 (41) 1 (3) 0.03*
Miscellaneous (No. [%])
 Pneumonia 1 (6) 1 (3)  
 Port-A catheter infection 1 (6) 1 (3)  
 Liver abscess 1 (6) 0  
 Infective endocarditis 0 1 (3)  
 Periorbital abscess 1 (6) 0  
 AV shunt infection 0 2 (5)  
  1. *The difference is significant (p < 0.05), GNB-HPS gram-negative bacillary hematogenous pyogenic spondylodiscitis, GPC-HPS gram-positive coccal hematogenous pyogenic spondylodiscitis