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Table 7 CSF white cell counts

From: Pattern II and pattern III MS are entities distinct from pattern I MS: evidence from cerebrospinal fluid analysis

  Units Pattern I MS Pattern II + III MS Pattern II MS Pattern III MS AQP4-IgG+ NMO [48]
Pleocytosis Samples 5/13 (38.5) 16/40 (40) 6/26 (23.1) 10/14 (71.4) 98/194 (50.5)
WCC, all LPs Cells/μL 5 (1–23; 13) 3 (0–267; 40) 2 (0–267; 26) 8.5 (3–24; 14) 6 (0–380; 182)
WCC, if elevated Cells/μL 11 (6–23; 5) 14.5 (6–267; 16) 40 (6–267; 6) 10.5 (7–24; 10) 19 (6–380; 98)
WCC, >40 cells/μL Samples 0/13 (0) 3/36 (8.3) 3/22 (13.6) 0/14 (0) 28/194 (14.4)
WCC, >40 cells/μL Cells/μL n.a. 69 (55–267; 3) 69 (55–267; 3) n.a. 94 (43–380; 28)
Albuminocytological dissociation Samples 1/8 (12.5) 13/21 (61.9) 10/18 (55.6) 3/3 (100) 27/75 (33.3)
  1. n.a. not applicable
  2. WCC = white cell count
  3. WCC in the various groups are reported as medians; range and total sample numbers examined are given in brackets