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Table 1 CSF findings in our three patients compared to those described in the literature

From: Three case reports of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease: lessons from real-life clinical practice

  Tyler et al. 2006 [7] Patient#1 Patient#2 Patient#3
Macroscopic characteristics N/A Limpid Limpid Limpid, slight xanthochromia
RBC count [cells/mm3] 200 (M), 545 (E) < 5 N/A 1000
WBC count [cells/mm3] 226 (M), 227 (E) 195 66 760
WBC subpopulation 45% (M) and 37% (E) predominantly PMNs Predominantly mononuclear Almost exclusively mononuclear PMNs
Proteins [mg/dL] 76 (M), 101 (E) 158 59 430
Glucose [mg/dL] 65 (M), 71 (E) 50 61 46
CSF/serum glucose ratio N/A 0.43 0.55 0.42
  1. M meningitis, E encephalitis, PMNs polymorphonuclear leukocytes, N/A not available, glycorrhachia: normal range 65–100 mg/dL, CSF/serum glucose ratio: normal range > 0.6