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Table 4 Clinical characteristics of Aspergillus spondylodiscitis: 66 cases in the literature, 6 cases in this series

From: Aspergillus spondylitis: case series and literature review

Features Cases in the literature Cases in this series
Age
 Range 4–76 43–68
 Mean age 43 57
  ≥ 18 58 6
 <18 8 0
 Male 45 5
 Female 21 1
Symptoms
 Back pain 56 6
 Neurological deficits 27 1
Level
 Cervical 5 0
 Thoracic 29 1
 Lumbar or sacral 35 5
 WBC > (10 × 109/L) 22 of 47 (46.8%) 2 of 6(33.3%)
 ESR > (20 mm/h) 24of 27(91.9%) 6 of 6(100%)
 CRP > (5 mg/L) 12 of 16(75%) 4 of 4(100%)
 Surgery 44 5
 Relapse 4 0
 Cure 42 6
 Sequelae 5 2
 Death 16 0