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Table 2 Clinical features of patients with negative and positive K. kingae BJI cases

From: First report of Kingella kingae diagnosed in pediatric bone and joint infections in Morocco

Clinical features on admission K. kingae- negative cases N = 19 K. kingae-positive cases N = 27 (58.7%) P-value
Fever (≥ 38) °C 12 (63.2) 19 (70.4) 0.421
 Initial value, mean (±SD) 38.73 ± 0.64 38.62 ± 0.53 0.625
CRP (mg/l)
 Initial value, mean (±SD) 92.61 ± 79.95 96.31 ± 57.07 0.855
 Elevated CRP on admission 17 (89.5) 23 (85.2) 0.516
ESR (mm/H)
 Initial value, mean (±SD) 56.44 ± 29.90 54.50 ± 35.65 0.896
 Elevated ESR on admission 8 (42.1) 12 (44.4) 0.484
WBC /mm3
 Initial value, mean (±SD) 13,554.7 ± 4596.6 13,429.9 ± 6063.9 0.940
 Elevated WBC on admission 15 (78.9) 21 (77.8) 0.925
Arthrotomy 8 (42.1) 19 (70.4) 0.053
Hospital stay, days, mean (±SD) 9.64 ± 5.80 11.17 ± 7.27 0.508