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Table 3 CSF leukocyte count, mean protein and mean CSF/plasma glucose ratio in verified and probable CNS infection

From: Cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis level as a diagnostic predictor? A cross-sectional study

CSF leukocytes /μl a CNS infection, Verified CNS infection, Probable Total
n (% horizontal) Protein g/l Mean (range) Glucose ratio mean (range) n (% horizontal) Protein g/l mean (range) Glucose ratio mean (range) n (% vertical) Protein g/l mean (range) Glucose ratio mean (range)
6–10 4 (36.4) 0.6 (0.4–0.9) - 7 (63.6) 0.7 (0.4–0.9) 0.7 (0.5–0.9) 11 (10.4) 0,6 (0.4–0.9) 0.7 (0.5–0.9)
>10–50 9 (39.1) 0.9 (0.3–2.2) 0,5 (0.4–0.7) 14 (60.9) 0.6 (0.3–2.2) 0.6 (0.3–1.0) 23 (21.7) 0.7 (0.2–2.2) 0.6 (0.3–1.0)
>50–100 5 (62.5) 1.0 (0.2–1.6) 0.6 (0.5–0.7) 3 (37.5) 0.6 (0.4–0.7) 0.4 (0.4–0.5) 8 (7.6) 0,8 (0.2–1.6) 0.5 (0.4–0.7)
>100–200 7 (41.2) 0.8 (0.3–1.3) 0.7 (0.5–0.7) 10 (58.8) 0.8 (0.4–1.7) 0.6 (0.6–0.8) 17 (16.0) 0.8 (0.3–1.7) 0.7 (0.6–1.0)
>200–400 8 (61.5) 1.3 (0.4–2.4) 0.5 (0.4–0.6) 5 (38.5) 0.9 (0.5–1.9) 0.6 (0.5–0.8) 13 (12.3) 1.1 (0.4–2.4) 0.6 (0.4–0.8)
>400–600 8 (66.7) 2.3 (0.7–6.8) 0.4 (0.0–0.6) 4 (33.3) 1.3 (0.6–2.8) 0.6 (0.4–0.9) 12 (11.3) 2.0 (0.6–6.8) 0.5 (0.0–0.9)
>600–800 2 (100.0) 1.4 (0.8–2) 0.5 (0.3–0.6)     2 (1.9) 1.4 (0.8–2.0) 0.5 (0.3–0.6)
>800–1000 2 (66.7) 1.2 (1.2–1.2) 0.7 (0.7–0.7) 1 (33.3) 1.4 0.4 3 (2.8) 1.3 (1.2–1.4) 0.5 (0.4–0.7)
>1000 14 (82.4) 4 (0.8–6.8) 0.1 (0.1–0.1) 3 (17.6) 4.4 (1.5–9.0) 0.2 (0.1–0.1) 17 (16.0) 3.6 (0.8–6.8) 0.2 (0.0–0.4)
Total 59 (55.7) 1.8 (0.2–6.8) 0.4 (0.0–1.0) 47 (44.3) 1.0 (0.2–9.0) 0.6 (0.1–1.0) 106 (100.0) 1.4 (0.2–9) 0.5 (0.0–1.0)
  1. - missing data: CSV/plasma glucose ratio only available in 59 of 106 patients