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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of culture-positive and culture-negative Brucellosis patients

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

CharacteristicsCulture-positive Brucellosis (n = 51)Culture-negative Brucellosis (n = 184)P value
Mean age (mean ± SD), years48.39 ± 19.9651.68 ± 17.380.248
Male28 (54.90%)103 (56.0%)0.891
Fever45 (88.23%)173 (94.02%)0.269
Joint pain32 (62.75%)130 (70.65%)0.280
Hepatosplenomegaly25 (49.02%)99 (53.80%)0.545
WBC (mean ± SD), ×109/L5.82 ± 0.905.62 ± 0.900.160
CRP (M, IQR), mg/L23 (8.01,42.0)18 (3.85, 32)0.037
PCT (M, IQR), ng/L0.234 (0.128, 0.32)0.26 (0.166,0.345)0.116
Focal involvement24 (47.06%)78 (42.39%)0.552
Osteoarticular involvement13 (25.49%)50 (27.17%)0.810
Genitourinary involvement5 (9.8%)15 (8.15%)0.928
Neurological involvement2 (3.92%)3 (1.63%)0.297
Pulmonary involvement4 (7.84%)10 (5.43%)0.758