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Table 2 Highest preoperative Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), C-reactive Protein (CRP), and White Blood Cell (WBC) count, and time to return to normal value in 26 patients successfully treated by percutaneous endoscopic debridement with dilute betadine solution irrigation

From: Minimally invasive endoscopic treatment for lumbar infectious spondylitis: a retrospective study in a tertiary referral center

Case no. Highest preop ESR (mm/h) time to half of original Preop value (weeks) Highest preop CRP (mg/L) Time to normal value (weeks) Highest preop WBC (/μL) Time of abnormal WBC to normal value (weeks)
1 83 3 112 4 8960 Initial WNL
2 18 4 25 3 7670 Initial WNL
3 120 3 102 5 9990 Initial WNL
4 55 2 31 2 11030 3
5 50 5 78 4 7520 Initial WNL
6 55 3 46 4 8630 Initial WNL
7 34 4 22 2 8660 Initial WNL
8 34 1 138 4 12370 3
9 86 5 104 6 9640 Initial WNL
10 33 4 38 4 6920 Initial WNL
11 52 4 103 3 10140 Initial WNL
12 55 3 46 3 16140 4
13 131 6 35 4 12370 3
14 49 4 38 2 5780 Initial WNL
15 60 4 93 6 4630 Initial WNL
16 111 4 104 6 16490 5
17 104 5 182 6 21620 5
18 34 3 18 2 9190 Initial WNL
19 37 5 177 6 7820 Initial WNL
20 58 3 64 2 11130 2
21 39 2 58 6 11770 3
22 67 1 93 3 3590 Initial WNL
23 123 1 377 6 14990 4
24 62 2 92 6 6590 Initial WNL
25 37 3 52 6 8750 Initial WNL
26 62 4 89 5 12690 3
Mean 63.4 3.4 89.1 4.2 10195 3.5
  1. Preop = preoperative, WNL = within normal limit.