Table 2

Characteristics of septic arthritis cases
NJ/ PJ Microbe Joint culture Blood culture CD64 index PCT CRP WBC Joint Dur. of sympt. AB prior to adm
1 NJ GGS + + 3.2 2.54 239 16.0 Knee 4 d Yes
2 NJ GGS + + 7.3 16.20 219 12.1 Wrist 2 d No
3 NJ GGS + + ND 1.66 286 16.9 Hip 6 d No
4 NJ GGS + - ND 5.75 84 13.4 Shoulder 1 d No
5 NJ S.pneumoniae + + 2.4 0.25 273 9.1 Ankle 9 d Yes
6 NJ E.faecalis + - 2.3 1.28 266 9.3 Knee 4 d Yes
7 NJ S.aureus - + ND 24.30 148 9.6 Shoulder 1 d No
8 NJ S.aureus + + 13.0 2.98 308 29.4 Knee 3 d No
9 NJ S.aureus + + 17.0 2.14 379 6.1 Shoulder 7 d No
10 NJ S.aureus + + ND 25.30 438 12.3 Shoulder 5 d No
11 NJ S.aureus + - ND <0.10 81 6.7 Knee 10 d No
12 NJ S.aureus + - 0.8 <0.10 158 12.9 Ankle 3 d No
13 NJ S.aureus + - ND 0.13 123 11.8 Knee 13 d Yes
14 NJ S.lugdunensis + - 2.0 0.17 303 8.5 Knee 2 d No
15 NJ S.lugdunensis + - 0.6 0.14 220 7.6 Knee 4 d No
16 NJ S.lugdunensis + - 0.7 0.32 344 11.7 Knee 7 d No
17 PJ1 S.epidermidis + - 0.7 <0.1 247 7.8 Knee 4 d No
18 PJ1 S.capitis + - 0.6 <0.10 183 10.2 Knee 3 d No
19 PJ1 S.capitis + - 0.8 0.24 199 6.5 Knee 7 d Yes
20 PJ1 S.aureus + + 2.7 4.41 232 6.4 Hip 3 d No
21 PJ1 S.aureus + + 2.3 0.35 172 14.4 Knee 1 d No
22 PJ2 S.aureus + + 16.3 9.11 319 12.8 Hip 6 d No
23 PJ2 B.holmesii - + 11.2 1.27 335 14.0 Hip 3 d No

NJ native joint, PJ prosthetic joint, 1Early prosthetic infection (< 3 months); 2Late prosthetic infection (>12 months); PCT procalcitonin, CRP C-reactive protein, WBC white blood count, Dur. of sympt, duration of symptoms prior to admission in days; AB prior to adm., antibiotics administered prior to admission; GGS group G streptococci, ND no data.

Oppegaard et al.

Oppegaard et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:278   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-278

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