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Table 1 Demographic and Laboratory Characteristics of Patients with S. aureus meningitis according to survival.

From: Haematogenous Staphylococcus aureus meningitis. A 10-year nationwide study of 96 consecutive cases

Chraracteristics All Patients (N = 96) Survivors (N = 42) Non-survivors (N = 54) P value
Age, yr 67 (0–97) 54 (0–97) 72 (35–90) <0.001
Male/female gender, No 42/54 20/21 22/33 = 0.50
Cell count, total 149 (1–13870) 105 (2–2410) 196 (1–13870) = 0.097
Cell count, %polymorphnuclear 90 (40–100) (N = 46) 86 (40–100) (N = 19) 90 (50–100) (N = 27) = 0.47
S-glucose, mmol/l 7.6 (5–35) (N = 36) 6.9 (5–11) (N = 15) 8.4 (6–35) (N = 21) = 0.048
CRP, mg/l 245 (25–459) (N = 32) 258 (25–392) (N = 15) 222 (138–459) (N = 17) = 0.48
Initial treatment, No     
Relevant 34 16 18  
Irrelevant 53 20 33 = 0.27
Pitt score≥4, No 56 16 40 = 0.006
Other secundary focus, No 57 28 29 = 0.35
Intra-veneous drug use, No 12 9 3 = 0.028
Comorbidity, No     
None 26 5 21  
1 36 24 12  
>1 35 26 9 <0.001
  1. Unless otherwise indicated, data are presented as No. or median (range).