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Table 1 Medical conditions in patients with multifocal infections including the spine

From: Multifocal infections of the musculoskeletal system: description of a safe one-step procedure for eradication of associated spinal infections

Detected primary source of multifocal infections Number of patients
Infection after total knee replacement 3
Infection of a central venous port system 1
Bacterial arthritis of the hip 1
Unknown primary source of infection 2
Predisposing factors and co-morbidities Number of patients
Rheumatoid arthritis with immunosuppressive therapy 2
Ductal carcinoma of the breast with a history of chemotherapy 1
Insulin dependent diabetes 2
Chronic renal failure 2