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Table 1 Baseline and subsequent cerebrospinal fluid parameters in a 70 years old lady with E. faecalis meningitis

From: Diagnosis of Enterococcus faecalis meningitis associated with long-term cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea using metagenomics next-generation sequencing: a case report

CSF parameter On the first day On the 3rd day On the 8th day
Appearance Turbid Turbid Limpid
Pressure (cmH20) 300 200 160
Erythrocyte count (/mm3) 340 130 10
WBC count (/mm3)
(normal range, 0–10)
4950 760 31
WBC distribution (N/L) 80/20 70/30 80/20
Protein (mg/L)
(normal range, 150–450)
4025 1738 850
CSF glucose (mmol/L)
(normal range, 2.5–4.5)
2.48 2.36 2.0
Plasma glucose (mmol/L) 9.4 8.6 4.5
Gram stain Normal Normal Normal
  1. WBC white blood cell, CSF cerebrospinal fluid, L lymphocytes, N neutrophils