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Table 3 Causative Pathogens

From: Red flags for the early detection of spinal infection in back pain patients

MicrobiologyTotal (%)Sum of papers
Bacterial1665 (74.9)37
Staphylococcus aureus598 (26.9)27
Mycobacterium tuberculosis262 (11.8)13
Brucella210 (9.4)9
Streptococcus122 (5.5)19
Escherichia coli86 (3.9)20
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus81 (3.6)7
Staphylococcus epidermitis53 (2.4)9
Psuedomonas32 (1.4)13
Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus25 (1.1)2
Proteus11 (0.5)5
Salmonella10 (0.4)6
Staphylococcus, coagulase negative10 (0.4)4
 Other165 (7.33)16
Fungal  
Candida12 (0.5)5
Mixed-growth27 (1.2)7
Unknown82 (3.7)7
No growth40 (1.8)5