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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with CSF sample in our cohort

From: Impact of Herpes simplex virus load and red blood cells in cerebrospinal fluid upon herpes simplex meningo-encephalitis outcome

  Patients with CSF sample (n=43)
Demographic characteristics
Age in years (median, [IQR]) 61 [50–69]
Sex (n, % of males) 27 62.8%
Mortality
Death at 6 months (n, %) 14 32.6%
Morbidity
Glasgow Outcome Scale, GOS (n, %)   
Good recovery to moderate disability (1–3) 21 55.3%
Severe disability and death (4–5) 17 44.7%
Other characteristics
MacCabe score (n, %)   
No fatal disease (0) 34 79.1%
Death in the next 1 or 5 years (1–2) 8 19.0%
Knaus score (n, %)   
Normal health status (A) 23 54.8%
Moderate limitation to bedridden patients (B-D) 19 45.2%
Time to acyclovir initiation in days (median, [IQR]) 1 [0–2]
Alcohol consumption (n, %) 6 14.0%
Body temperature (°C) (median, [IQR]) 38.9 [38.4–39.5]
GCS score (median, [IQR]) 14 [12–15]
Leukocyte count (cells/μL) (median, [IQR]) 50 [8–142]
Lymphocyte percentage of white cells (median, [IQR]) 80.5 [10–96]
Time to lumbar puncture (days) (median, [IQR]) 1 [0–1]
HSV load (log10 copies/μL) (median, [IQR]) 2.0 1.2–2.6
  1. IQR: Interquartile range.
  2. There are some missing data for GOS, Mac Cabe and Knaus scores and time to acyclovir initiation.