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Table 2 Comparative analysis of variables of patients with paradoxical reaction

From: Paradoxical reaction in tuberculous meningitis: presentation, predictors and impact on prognosis

Variable At baseline During pxaradoxical reaction P value
Fever 43 29 .001
Headache 39 27 .008
Seizure 12 11 1.0
Altered Sensorium 15 12 .664
Decreased vision 10 16 .180
Hemiparesis 7 9 .791
Paraparesis 2 4 .688
Hydrocephalus 13 27 .009
Tuberculoma 15 26 .019
Basal Exudate 9 12 .648
Optochiasmatic arachnoiditis 7 12 .332
Infarct 7 9 .791
Spinal arachnoiditis 2 4 .688
CRP 19 28 .004
ESR 27.818±4.876 33.20±5.889 .027
CSF cells 200.864±121.260 210.295±125.761 .058
CSF Polymorph 19.705±21.368 37.84±23.716 .008
CSF Lymphocytes 80.295±21.368 62.39±23.398 .012
CSF Protein 188.538±115.145 261.355±152.0650 <.001
CSF sugar 33.620±43.2566 43.256±17.998 .261
  1. CRP C-reactive protein, CSF cerebrospinal fluid, ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  2. Note: Statistically significant P-values are depicted in italics