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Table 1 Clinical laboratory tests and complications of the patient

From: A tick bite patient with fever and meningitis co-infected with Rickettsia raoultii and Tacheng tick virus 1: a case report

Laboratory findings, Signs
Laboratory findings Results (Hospital admission) Results (Hospital discharged) Normal range
 Cerebrospinal fluid test
  Cerebrospinal pressure 320 mm H2O 220 mm H2O 80–180 mm H2O
  Leukocyte count 126.0 × 106/L 2.0 × 106/L 0–8 × 106/L
  Protein concentration 0.92 g/L 0.56 g/L 0.15–0.45 g/L
  Chloride 116 mmol/L 124 mmol/L 120–130 mmol/L
  Pandy test Positive Weakly positive Negative
  Glucose 2.7 mmol/L 2.86 mmol/L 2.5–4.4 mmol/L
  Monocytes account 73% / /
  Cerebrospinal fluid culture Negative / Negative
 Hemogram
  A white blood cell count 16.35 × 109/L 12.6 × 109/L 4–10 × 109/L
  Neutrophil count 13.25 × 109/L 8.41 × 109/L 1.4–7 × 109/L
  Lymphocyte count 2.08 × 109/L 3.1 × 109/L 1.2–3.5 × 109/L
  Hemoglobin level 147 g/L 134 g/L 110–160 g/L
  Platelet count 300 × 109/L 326 × 109/L 100–300 × 109/L
  Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) 24.00 mm/h 13 mm/h 0–15 mm/h
 Blood biochemistry
  Albumin 43 g/L 43 g/L 40–55 g/L
  Total bilirubin 22.1 umol/L 22.1 umol/L 2–28 umol/L
  Glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (ALT) 73 u/L 41.0 u/L 0–40 u/L
  Glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (AST) 40.5 u/L 18.0 u/L 0–40 u/L
  Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) 127.0 u/L 63.0 u/L 12–43 u/L
 Bacteriological examination
  Cerebrospinal fluid culture Negative / Negative
  Blood culture Negative / Negative
Signs
 Fever
  Temperature on admission 37.8 ℃   
  Highest temperature 37.9 ℃   
 Complications
  A painful erythematous mass Yes   
  Headache Yes   
  Mild neck stiffness Yes   
  Nausea Yes   
  Vomiting Yes   
  Morbus asthenicus Yes   
  Poor diet and sleep Yes   
  1. “/” mean not detected