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Table 5 The presence of the residual neutrophils in the cerebrospinal fluid of 172 TBE patients in the convalescent period after 10–16 days of hospital treatment associates with the clinical presentation

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

  TBE total
n = 172
TBE presentation
M
n = 86
ME
n = 78
MEM
n = 8
ME + MEM
n = 86
Neutrophils absent
(patient number and percentage)
99
58%
58a, b
68%
37a
47%
4
50%
41b
48%
Neutrophils present
(patient number and percentage)
73
42%
28a, b
32%
41a
53%
4
50%
45b
52%
  1. Shown are the numbers and the percentages of patients with and without cerebrospinal fluid neutrophils
  2. M meningitis, ME meningoencephalitis, MEM meningoencephalomyelitis
  3. aSignificant difference between M and ME groups (p < 0.01) in a chi-square test
  4. bSignificant difference between M and combined ME/MEM group (p < 0.01) in a chi-square test