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Table 4 The median, quartile (in parentheses), and extreme [in brackets] values of the cerebrospinal fluid parameters in the retrospectively analyzed group of 240 patients with tick-borne encephalitis virus infection dependent on the clinical presentation

From: The intrathecal expression and pathogenetic role of Th17 cytokines and CXCR2-binding chemokines in tick-borne encephalitis

  Examination I Examination II1
  Pleocytosis
(cells/μl)
Neutrophil count
(cells/μl)
Protein (mg/dl) Albumin (mg/dl) Q alb Pleocytosis
(cells/μl)
Neutrophil count
(cells/μl)
Protein (mg/dl) Albumin (mg/dl)
Total
(n = 240)
79
(49–138)
[15–837]
14
(6–35)
[0–458]
61
(49–77)
[21–168]
43
(35–53)
[15–99]
0.10
(0.08–0.13)
[0.06–0.21]
43
(30–64)
[9–174]
0
(0–1)
[0–89]
58
(45–76)
[19–209]
40
(30–54)
[12–169]
M
(n = 114)
80
(51–146)
[16–815]
14
(6–34)
[0–353]
59
(46–70)
[21–121]
42
(33–50)
[15–97]
0.09
(0.08–0.11)
[0.06–0.17]
43
(24–57)
[10–174]
0
(0–1)
[0–89]
57
(43–73)
[19–205]
38
(29–50)
[12–165]
ME
(n = 110)
77
(44–120)
[15–837]
14
(5–27)
[0–458]
64
(49–80)
[27–168]
41
(35–54)
[17–99]
0.10
(0.09–0.13)
[0.07–0.21]
47b
(34–71)
[11–140]
0.38
(0–1)
[0–23]
58
(47–80)
[20–209]
40
(31–57)
[12–169]
MEM
(n = 16)
98
(52–256)
[34–475]
34a
(13–82)
[3–366]
74b
(63–87)
[50–108]
53b
(43–66)
[33–71]
0.20 22c
(17–35)
[9–59]
0.25
(0–2)
[0–2]
81a
(68–126)
[47–203]
51b
(41–87)
[31–135]
  1. M meningitis, ME meningoencephalitis, MEM meningoencephalomyelitis, Q alb CSF/serum albumin quotient (data available in a subgroup of 36 patients: 18 with M, 17 with ME, and one with MEM)
  2. 1Full data available in 166 patients of the cohort
  3. aSignificantly higher than in M and ME groups
  4. bSignificantly higher than in M group
  5. cSignificantly lower than in M and ME groups