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Table 3 Average histological scores (±SD) in the study groups

From: A comparative 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging of experimental Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis and Staphylococcus epidermidis foreign-body-associated infection in the rabbit tibia

Inoculated microorganism Periosteal reaction Cortex Medullary canal Osteomyelitis score
S. aureus (52/52A/80) 2.0 ± 0.5 2.1 ± 0.3 2.1 ± 0.3 2.1 ± 0.2
S. epidermidis (ATCC 35983) 0.6 ± 0.5 1.0 ± 0.5 0.7 ± 0.5 0.8 ± 0.4
S. epidermidis (T-54580) 1.5 ± 0.4 1.5 ± 0.4 1.4 ± 0.6 1.5 ± 0.3