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Table 1 General signs of inflammation defined as fever (> 38 °C) and elevated CRP (> 8 mg/l) are shown in patients with varicella zoster virus reactivation. The third column shows the amount of patients with normal temperature and normal CRP values

From: Varicella zoster virus infections in neurological patients: a clinical study

Patients Temperature > 38 °C Elevated CRP Normal temperature and normal CRP
Trigeminal nerve ganglionitis (n = 142) 9 (6%) 54 (38%) 86 (60%)
Dorsal root ganglionitis (n = 65) 1 (2%) 19 (29%) 46 (71%)
with rash only (n = 60) 1 (2%) 17 (28%) 43 (72%)
with radiculitis (n = 5) 0 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
Facial nerve palsy (n = 25) 0 9 (36%) 16 (64%)
CNS infection (n = 34) 10 (29%) 17 (50%) 14 (41%)
Encephalitis (n = 18) 8 (44%) 14 (78%) 2 (11%)
Meningitis (n = 15) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 12 (80%)
Postherpetic neuralgia (n = 16) 0 6 (38%) 10 (63%)