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Table 1 Results of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT)

From: Improving the diagnosis of meningitis due to enterovirus and herpes simplex virus I and II in a tertiary care hospital

Variables Phase 1 Phase 2 Total
Lumbar punctures performed 1,264 1,272 2,536
NAAT performed for Enterovirus 123 221 344
NAAT performed for Herpes virus 1 and 2 200 274 474
Viral meningitis cases ( Enterovirus + Herpes virus 1 and 2) 48 84 132
Meningitis by Enterovirus – n (%)* 35 (73) 71 (84) 106 (80)
Meningitis by Herpes virus 1 and 2 - n (%)** 13 (27) 13 (16) 26 (20)
  1. *p-value = 0.107.
  2. **p-value = 1.0.