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Table 6 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 is more frequent in patients with the objective neurologic sequelae

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

  TBE total
n = 172
TBE sequelae
Absent
n = 165
Present
n = 7
Neutrophils absent
(patient number and percentage)
99
58%
98a
59%
1a
14%
Neutrophils present
(patient number and percentage)
73
42%
67a
41%
6a
86%
  1. aSignificant difference between the patients with and without sequelae (p < 0.05) in a chi-square test