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Table 2 Relationship between clinical stage of tuberculosis meningitis and laboratory findings

From: Clinical, radiological and laboratory findings in 185 children with tuberculous meningitis at a single centre and relationship with the stage of the disease

  Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 p
Mean ± standard deviation Mean ± standard deviation Mean ± standard deviation
Blood leukocytes (mm3) 12.2 ± 5.6 14.3 ± 9.7 13.4 ± 7.6 0.770
ESR (mm/hour) 43.5 ± 32.6 36.5 ± 22.5 41.0 ± 25.6 0.863
Serum Sodium level (mEq/L) 132.7 ± 7.4 128.9 ± 8.5 131.4 ± 7.6 0.198
CSF protein (mg/dl) 96.9 ± 105.7 93.9 ± 105.6 122.99 ± 122.9 0.075
CSF/serum glucose (mg/dl) 0.47 ± 0.19 0.27 ± 0.14 0.27 ± 0.13 0.054
CSF leukocytes count (/mm3) 239.5 ± 232.1 253.3 ± 263.9 212.8 ± 223.8 0.330
Hemoglobine (gr/dl) 11.1 ± 2.3 10.9 ± 1.8 10.8 ± 1.9 0.709
  1. ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CSF cerebrospinal fluid