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Table 1 The main symptoms, radiological data and lab results of patietns in the first visit

From: The outcomes of chemotherapy only treatment on mild spinal tuberculosis

  Variable Value (%)
Sex
  Male 34 (52)
  Female 55 (48)
Age (years)
  15–40 43 (48.3)
  41–60 35 (39.3)
  >60 11 (12.4)
Symptoms at presentation
  Pain 87 (97.75)
  Night sweat 33 (37.08)
  Low temp fever 25 (28.09)
  Marasmus 39 (43.82)
Physical signs
  Restriction 80 (89.89)
  Percussion pain 88 (98.88)
  Local deformity 10 (11.24)
  Sinus 2 (2.25)
ESR (mm/h)   42.35 ± 6.31
Drug-resistant tests   31
  Sensitive 15 (48.39)
  Resistant 4 (12.09)
Numbers of involved vertebra
  1 5 (5.62)
  2 78 (87.64)
  3 6 (6.74)
Imaging appearance
  Disc space destruction 81 (91.01)
  Paravertebral abscess 56 (62.92)
  Local kyphosis 69 (77.53)
  Vertebral body destruction 84 (94.38)
Affected spinal level
  Cervical 2 (2.2)
  Thoracic 21 (23.6)
  Thoracolumbar 14 (15.7)
  Lumbar 50 (56.2)
  Sacral 2 (2.2)
Neurological signs
  Pretreatment (ASIA D) 11 (12.4)
  Posttreatment (ASIA D) 6 (6.7)
  Pretreatment (ASIA E) 78 (87.6)
  Posttreatment (ASIA E) 83 (93.3)
Kyphosis (°)
  Pretreatment 6.2 ± 3.11°
  Posttreatment 14.36 ± 6.31°
Mean VAS score
  Pretreatment 7.6
  Posttreatment (12M) 1.7
  Posttreatment (24M) 0