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Table 3 Clinical characteristics and laboratory results of patients with BS

From: The role of CXCR3 and its ligands expression in Brucellar spondylitis

Symptoms Number of patients %
 Fever 16 55.1
 Hyperhidrosis 19 65.5
 Fatigue 18 62
 Anorexia 8 27.5
 Weight loss 12 41.4
 Nausea 5 17.2
 Upper back pain 6 20.7
 Low back pain 20 69
 Joint pain 15 51.7
 Hepatomegaly 6 20.7
 Splenomegaly 7 24.1
Laboratory
 Anemia (Hb: male < 140 g / l, Female < 120 g / l) 20 69
 Lymphocytosis (lymphocytes > 50%) 6 20.7
 Thrombocytopenia (platelets < 125 × 109 /l) 2 6.9
 Leukocytosis (white blood cells > 9.5 × 109/ l) 5 17.2
 Leukopenia (white blood cells < 3.5 × 109/ l) 5 17.2
 Increased CRP (> 8 mg/l) 18 62.1
 Increased ESR (> 20 mm/h) 19 65.5
 Albumin(< 40 g/l) 11 37.9
 Positive amber red plate test 29 100
 Positive standard tube agglutination test(≥1: 100) 23 79.3
  1. Abbreviations: Hb hemoglobin, CRP C-reactive protein, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate;