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Table 1 Lymphocyte subsets in blood and CSF samples obtained prior to treatment for rheumatoid meningitis

From: Rheumatoid meningitis developed in patient with stable rheumatoid arthritis and myasthenia gravis—detailed analysis of intracranial inflammation using flow cytometry

Lymphocyte subset Function Blood (%) Viral meningitis CSF (%) Viral meningitis
CD3 Mature T cell 55.6 75.0 ± 7.4 88.8 86.7 ± 8.7
CD4 Helper T cell 40.2 41.4 ± 11.1 81.5 66.3 ± 10.2
CD8 Suppressor/cytotoxic T cell 16.2 33.0 ± 14.3 7.1 21.6 ± 8.4
CD19 B cell 26.7 9.2 ± 3.8 3.8 3.7 ± 6.5
CD3-CD16+CD56+ NK cell 18.9 13.9 ± 6.6 5.3 6.3 ± 4.1
CD4+CD29+ Helper-inducer T cell 19.8 17.7 ± 4.8 69.2 47.7 ± 12.2
CD4+CCR5+ Th1 cell 2.4 3.2 ± 1.6 21.4 16.3 ± 13.3
CD4+CXCR3+ Th1 cell 8.7 11.7 ± 3.7 37.6 41.3 ± 13.0
CD4+CCR3+ Th2 cell 11.4 1.4 ± 1.7 38.3 8.5 ± 16.4
CD4+CCR4+ Th2 cell 1.3 3.1 ± 2.5 10.4 10.4 ± 15.2
CD4/8   2.50   11.50  
  1. Values for viral meningitis were adopted from the results of a previous study, designated as [10]
  2. CSF cerebrospinal fluid, NK natural killer, Th1 type 1 helper T, Th2 type 2 helper T