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Table 2 Laboratory findings of culture-confirmed children TBM in Southwest China, 2013–2018 (n = 42)

From: Epidemiological, clinical characteristics and drug resistance situation of culture-confirmed children TBM in southwest of China: a 6-year retrospective study

VariableTotal n = 42 (%)
Cerebrospinal fluid results
Total leukocyte count cells / μl; median (range)381(20–1300)
 10 to 998(19.0)
 100 to 39919(45.2)
  > 40015(35.7)
Lymphocytes (cells× 106 / L) > 50%32(76.2)
 25 to 507(16.7)
 51 to 7517(40.5)
  > 7515(35.7)
Protein > 1.0 mg/dl31(73.8)
Glucose < 2.2 mmol/L37(88.1)
Chloride < 110 mmol/L20(47.6)
Blood results
 ESR (Female > 20, male > 15 mm / hour)26(61.9)
 Lactate dehydrogenase (>  225 U/L)23(54.8)
 Hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (>  182 U/L)27(64.3)
 Anemiaa17(40.5)
 C-Reactive protein (>  6 mg / L)25(60.0)
 Blood lactates acid (> 2.2 mmol/L)12(28.6)
  1. ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate; a0.5–4.99 yrs. Hemoglobin < 110 g /L, 5–11.99 yrs. Hemoglobin < 115 g/L, 12–14.99 yrs. Hemoglobin < 120 g/L [4]