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Table 2 Descriptive Data of all investigated Patients with Spondylodiscitis (SpD)

From: Total spine magnetic resonance imaging for detection of multifocal infection in pyogenic spondylodiscitis: a retrospective observational study

  Unifocal SpD Multifocal SpD p -value
No. of patients 69 10  
Gender (ratio male:female) 46:23 7:3 >  0.99
Age (years, mean ± standard deviation) 70.28 ± 11.93 71.39 ± 11.62 0.81
Charslon Comorbidity-Index 4.61 ± 2.35 4.5 ± 1.72 0.98
infected region (amount [n]) cervical: 7 cervical: 6  
thoracic: 14 thoracic: 7
lumbar: 48 lumbar: 8
Pain at the infected regions (yes:no) 57: 12 9: 12