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Table 2 CSF examination and neuroimaging between young TBM patients in stroke group and non-stroke group

From: Acute ischemic stroke in young adults with tuberculous meningitis

  Total (n = 52) Stroke group (n = 12) Non-stroke group (n = 40) p value
CSF examination
 white blood cell, /μl a 26 (8, 189) 83 (31, 227) 20 (5, 76) 0.022
 Protein, mg/dL a 111 (66, 197) 126 (80, 286) 106 (57, 158) 0.268
 Glucose, mmol/L 2.4 ± 1.0 2.2 ± 1.2 2.4 ± 1.0 0.559
 Chloride, mmol/L 113.9 ± 6.7 111.5 ± 5.2 114.7 ± 7.0 0.133
Neuroimaging findings
 Basal meningeal enhancement, % 22 (42.3%) 8 (66.7%) 14 (35.0%) 0.051
 Hydrocephalus, % 17 (32.7%) 3 (25.0%) 14 (35.0%) 0.767
 Tuberculoma, % 31 (59.6%) 3 (25.0%) 28 (70.0%) 0.014
  1. aContinuous variables with non-normal distribution are expressed as median (interquartile range). TBM indicates tuberculous meningitis; CSF indicates cerebrospinal fluid