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Table 2 Comparison between the survival group and the death group (N = 15)

From: Characteristics and outcomes of cryptococcal meningitis in HIV seronegative children in Beijing, China, 2002–2013

  Survival group (%) (n = 10) Death group (%) (n = 5) P
Age (year) 6 (4–10) 8 (5–10) 0.624
Sex (Male:Female) 3:2 1:4 0.282
Area (rural) 6 (60) 5 (100) 0.231
Contacting history 5 (50) 2 (40) 1.000
Predisposed hosts 4 (40) 2 (40) 1.000
Time to diagnosis (day) 28 ± 13 24 ± 20 0.732
Hospitalization (day) 53 ± 28 25 ± 23 0.084
Daily cost (RMB) 1258 (685–2502) 1304 (1187–2321) 0.540
Manifestations
 Fever 39.3 (38.6–39.8) 38.5 (38.5–39.2) 0.156
 Headache 5 (50) 4 (80) 0.580
 Vomiting 6 (60) 5 (100) 0.231
 Altered mental status 1 (10) 3 (60) 0.077
 Seizure 3 (30) 4 (80) 0.119
 Vision damage 3 (30) 2 (40) 1.000
 Neck stiffness 3 (30) 5 (100) 0.026*
 Fundus abnormality 2 (25) 2 (100) 0.133
CSF
 CSF WBC (×106/L) 24.5 (7.5–91.0) 16.0 (2.0–69.0) 0.581
 Glu (mmol/L) 2.82 (1.88–3.76) 2.80 (1.54–5.40) 0.903
 Pro (mg/L) 523 (333–856) 361(170–1492) 0.806
Blood
 WBC (×109/L) 10.4 (8.6–18.2) 10.7 (9.0–12.1) 0.806
 CRP (mg/L) 29.8 (7.8–41.6) 11.9 (1.7–54.5) 0.315
 ESR (mm/h) 51 (44–76) 24 (16–31) 0.042*
 EO (×109/L) 1.37 (0.55–2.81) 0.2 (0.07–1.05) 0.040*
  1. *P < 0.05