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Table 2 Correlations between indexes of inflammation in cerebrospinal fluid and blood

From: Attenuated cerebrospinal fluid leukocyte count and sepsis in adults with pneumococcal meningitis: a prospective cohort study

  CSF WBC CSF glucose level CSF protein level Blood WBC Thrombocyte count ESR CRP
CSF WBC 1.0 0.002 0.20** 0.29** 0.21** -0.15* -0.18*
CSF glucose level 0.002 1.0 -0.37* -0.03 0.13* -0.12 -0.16*
CSF protein level 0.20** -0.37* 1.0 0.10 -0.17** 0.07 0.14
Blood WBC 0.29** -0.03 0.10 1.0 0.35** -0.12* -0.06
Thrombocyte count 0.21** 0.13* -0.17** 0.35** 1.0 0.15* -0.18*
ESR -0.15* -0.12 0.07 -0.12* 0.15* 1.0 0.48**
CRP -0.18* -0.16* 0.14 -0.06 -0.18* 0.48** 1.0
  1. All data are given as Spearman's correlation coefficients.
  2. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).
  3. **Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).
  4. CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; WBC, white blood cell count; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein.