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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and CSF tested

From: Lipocalin 2 in cerebrospinal fluid as a marker of acute bacterial meningitis

  Group 1 Group 2  
  Confirmed acute bacterial meningitis n = 90 Confirmed acute viral meningitis n = 44  
  Mean IC 95% Mean IC 95% p
Age, y 21 17-25 4.5 3-6 <0.0001
CSF cytology, mm 3 7133 4625-9642 160 90-230 <0.0001
CSF PMN, % 87 83-91 46 35-57 <0.0001
CSF Protein, g/L 3.4 2.7-4.2 0.5 0.3-0.7 <0.0001
CSF glucose, mmol/L 1.6 1.3-2 3.3 3.2-3.5 <0.0001
Blood CRP, mg/L 188 157-219 14 9-18 <0.0001
CSF LCN2, pg/mL 127 108-146 2.4 0-6.2 <0.0001