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Table 2 Demographics of type of pathogen by gender, co-morbidities and outcome

From: A systematic review of cases of meningitis in the absence of cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis on lumbar puncture

  Type of Pathogen
Bacterial (n = 99) Fungal (n = 9) Viral (n = 16) p-value
Gender
 Male (n = 43) 37 (37%) 5(56%) 1 (6%) < 0.05
 Female (n = 41) 33 (33%) 4 (44%) 4 (25%)
 Unknown (n = 40) 29 (29%) 0 (0%) 11 (69%)
Comorbidities
 Presence of Co-morbidities (n = 22) 14 (14%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%) < 0.05
Outcome
 Died (n = 27) 22 (22%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%) < 0.05
 Survived (n = 59) 50 (51%) 2 (44%) 5 (31%)
 Unknown (n = 38) 27 (27%) 0 (0%) 11 (69%)