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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with encephalitis

From: Viral aetiologies of acute encephalitis in a hospital-based South Asian population

Clinical / laboratory characteristic Number of patients (of n = 99)
Altered level of consciousness 99
Fever 93
Headache 54
Seizures 58
Prodromal symptoms 77
Focal neurological signs 44
 Cerebellar signs 12
 Extrapyramidal signs 6
Neuropsychiatric symptoms 21
Cerebrospinal fluid  
 Protein >40 mg/dl 22
 CSF:plasma glucose ratio < 30% 39
 Pleocytosis 26
 Gram stain positivity 0
 Bacterial culture positivity 0