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Table 2 Cerebrospinal fluid results in 42 patients

From: Tuberculous meningitis in Denmark: a review of 50 cases

Variable Normal range Danes (n = 10) Immigrants (n = 32)
WCC × 106/L, median (range) 0-4 217 (48-590) 104 (1-2970)
CSF lymphocytes, median (range)   70 (3-98) 76 (4-99)
CSF protein g/L, median (range) 0.2-0.5 0.91 (0.15-3.38) 1.65 (0.1-11.7)
CSF glucose mmol/L, median (range) 2.2-3.9 2.1 (0.7-3.9) 2.2 (0.7-8.7)
CSF:blood glucose ratio, median (range)* 0.33-0.66 0.30 (0.10-0.49) 0.31 (0.09-0.71)
Positive smear (%)   0 4 (13)
Positive NAA (%)**   2 (33) 13 (43)
Negative NAA (%)**   4 (67) 17 (57)
Positive mycobacterial culture (%)   7 (70) 24 (75)
  1. WCC = white cell count; CSF = cerebrospinal fluid; NAA = nucleic acid amplification
  2. *Data from 7 Danes and 19 immigrants
  3. ** Data from 6 Danes and 30 immigrants