Table 3

Serum CRP value, culture findings, follow-up CRP and prior treatment before CRP and culture

CaseCRP elevation (value in mg/l)Urine cultureBlood cultureDisc cultureFollow-up CRP elevationComorbidityAntibiotics before CRPAntibiotics before culture
1Yes (109.5)PositivePositiveN/ANoN/ANoNo
2No (5.2)PositivePositiveNegativeN/AN/AYesYes
3No (3.4)NegativeNegativeNegativeN/AN/ANoYes
4Yes (139.6)PositivePositiveN/AN/AN/ANoNo
5Yes (106.3)NegativeN/AN/ANoBilateral otitis externaYesYes
6Yes (73.4)NegativePositiveN/ANoPerianal adenomaYesYes
7Yes (33.1)PositivePositiveNegativeN/AN/AYesYes
8Yes (121.1)PositivePositiveN/AN/AN/ANoNo
9Yes (36.4)NegativeNegativePositiveNoN/AYesYes
10Yes (164)NegativePositiveNegativeNoIMPANoNo
11Yes (128.9)PositivePositiveN/AN/AN/ANoNo
12Yes (19.1)NegativeNegativeNegativeNoUrinary tract obstructionNoNo
13Yes (97.6)NegativeNegativePositiveNoSublumbar foreign bodyNoNo
14Yes (81)NegativeNegativeN/AN/AN/ANoNo
15Yes (103.9)NegativeNegativeNegativeN/AN/AYesYes
16Yes (240)NegativeNegativeNegativeNoN/AYesYes
  • CRP, C-reactive protein; IMPA, immune-mediated polyarthritis; N/A, not available.