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Table 4 Analysis identifying qualitative variables that differed significantly between the good and unfavorable outcome groups

From: Impaired consciousness and decreased glucose concentration of CSF as prognostic factors in immunocompetent patients with cryptococcal meningitis

Qualitative variablesGood (n = 35)Unfavorable (n = 41)P-value
Gender (male)23270.990
Am B administration33360.565
Shunt surgery290.045
Headache34370.456
Fever23250.669
Vomiting19190.490
Impaired consciousness1140.001
Visual disturbance5100.270
Seizures180.065
Limb weakness341.000
Altered mentation250.565
Hearing impairment110.910
CSF Opening pressure(>300mmH2O)13250.038
Meningeal irritation positive17280.081
India ink test and culture positive15110.142
Dilated VRS23270.990
Parenchymal lesions19220.956
Meningeal enhancement6100.440
Hydrocephalus290.045
Gelatinous pseudocyst341.000
  1. Pearson’s χ2 continuity correction of Fisher’s exact test was used for statistical analysis; CSF Cerebrospinal fluid