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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of Brucellosis patients and Non-brucellosis control patients

From: ELISA is superior to bacterial culture and agglutination test in the diagnosis of brucellosis in an endemic area in China

CharacteristicsBrucellosis patients (n = 235)Non-brucellosis controls(n = 248)P
Mean age (mean ± SD), years50.97 ± 17.9851.95 ± 17.540.598
Male131 (55.74%)138 (55.65%)0.982
Fever218 (92.77%)209 (84.27%)0.004
Joint pain162 (68.94%)130 (52.42%)< 0.001
Hepatosplenomegaly124 (52.77%)143 (57.66%)0.279
WBC (mean ± SD), × 109/L5.66 ± 0.906.73 ± 3.080.007
CRP (M, IQR), mg/L19 (4.51, 33)24 (14, 48)< 0.001
PCT (M, IQR), ng/L0.25 (0.16, 0.34)0.46 (0.23, 1.02)< 0.001
  1. Note: Data presented as numbers (%) unless otherwise indicated. WBC:white blood cells; CRP:C-reactive protein; PCT:Procalcitonin