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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: IgG-index predicts neurological morbidity in patients with infectious central nervous system diseases

Patient characteristics
characteristic bacterial meningitis viral meningoencephalitis leptomeningeal metastases p
no. of patients 90 117 36  
mean age in years (SD) 48.1 (19.5) 39.8 (17) 52.8 (12) p < 0.001
length of stay in days (SD) 19.3 (23) 10.6 (19.4) 17.3 (17.9) p = ns
female patients (%) 41.1 40.3 50 p = ns
GOS (%)     p < 0.001
5 (fully independent) 67.8 94 13.9  
4 (moderate disability) 15.6 5.1 25  
3 (severe disability) 6.7 0 19.4  
2 (persistent vegetative state) 2.2 0.9 5.6  
1 (dead) 7.8 0 36.1  
confirmed etiology (%) 62.2 17.1 100 p < 0.001