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Table 3 Relationships between bacterial infection and MCs

From: Latent infection of low-virulence anaerobic bacteria in degenerated lumbar intervertebral discs

  Culture in discs total p
  Positive culture Negative culture   
MCs (type I/ II) 15 10 25 <0.001
No MCs 8 44 52  
Total 23* 54 77  
  1. *Three cases of suspicious contamination were excluded