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Table 2 Comparisons between pyogenic and TB patients

From: Surgical outcomes of infectious spondylitis after vertebroplasty, and comparisons between pyogenic and tuberculosis

Characters Pyogenic (N = 9) TB (N = 9)
Age 71.8 75.1
Sex (M:F) 1:8 1:8
Level
 T spine 3 7
 L spine 9 5
1st surgery
 WBC(X1000)(/mL) 9.4 6.1
 ESR(mm/h) Inadequate data Inadequate data
 CRP(mg/L) Inadequate data Inadequate data
Revision surgery
 WBC (X1000)(/mL) 11.0 7.1
 ESR (mm/h) 61.1 48.1
 CRP (mg/L) 87.8 45.7
Revision method
 A 3 1
 P 2 2
 A + P 4 6
Neurologic Status (ASIA)
 E 7 4
 D 1 2
 C 1 2
 B 0 1
 A 0 0
Pre-revision VAS 7.2 7.7
Final VAS 3.1 2.6
Final activity
 Normal 5 2
 Walker support 1 4
 On wheelchair 1 2
 Dead 2 1
CCI 1.9 1.4
  1. Abbreviations: TB tuberculosis, N number, M male, F female, T thoracic, L lumbar, WBC white blood-cell count, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP C-reaction protein, ASIA American Spinal Cord Injury Association, VAS visual analog scale, CCI the Charlson Comorbidity index