Table 1.

Demographic data and infection characteristics.

CharacteristicsAll Patients, n = 57Patients with Septic Arthritis, n = 22Noninfectious Arthritis, n = 35p
Patient age, yrs, median (range)62 (22–87)61 (22–87)62 (25–83)0.803
Males, n (%)31 (54)12 (55)19 (54)1.000
Involved joint, n (%)
  Knee50 (88)20 (91)30 (86)0.695
  Hip7 (12)2 (7)5 (17)
Laboratory findings, median (range)
  Serum CRP, mg/l24.2 (0.9–309)60.8 (1.9–309)18.8 (0.9–253)0.072
  Leukocyte count, g/l9.8 (3.6–38.9)10.7 (5.7–38.9)8.4 (3.6–16.2)0.728
  • CRP: C-reactive protein.