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Table 5 Number of patients with CXCL13 levels in CSF over 142 and 250 pg/mL, respectively, in the four study groups

From: Intrathecal Th17- and B cell-associated cytokine and chemokine responses in relation to clinical outcome in Lyme neuroborreliosis: a large retrospective study

  Group 1
Definite LNB
n = 49
Group 2
Possible LNB pleocytosis
n = 14
Group 3
Possible LNB Ab+
n = 14
Group 4
Non-LNB patients
n = 88
>142 pg/mL n (%) 43 (88) 10 (71) 0 (0) 1 (1)
>250 pg/mL n (%) 42 (86) 9 (64) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. Pleocytosis: >5 mononuclear cells/mL CSF
  2. CSF cerebrospinal fluid, LNB Lyme neuroborreliosis, n number of patients, Ab + antibody