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Table 1 Characteristics of patients diagnosed with enteroviral meningitis

From: Clinical characteristics of enteroviral meningitis without pleocytosis in children: a retrospective single center observational study in the Republic of Korea

  Patients diagnosed with enteroviral meningitis
(N = 305)
Clinical characteristics
 Age, monthsa 47.0 (1.0–78.0)
 Male, n (%) 189 (62.0%)
 Fever, n (%) 295 (96.7%)
 Headache, n (%) 158 (51.8%)
 Vomiting, n (%) 134 (43.9%)
 Seizure, n (%) 5 (1.6%)
Meningeal irritation, n (%)
 Negative 197 (64.6%)
 Equivocal 18 (5.9%)
 Positive 90 (29.5%)
Laboratory characteristics
 Peripheral WBC (/mm3)a 9500 (6900 - 11,950)
 ANC (/mm3)a 5589 (3375.8 – 88,804.0)
 CRP (mg/dl)a 0.7 (0.3–1.2)
 CSF WBC (/mm3)a 5 (2–40)
 CSF ANC (/mm3)a 0.0 (0.0–11.4)
 CSF RBC (/mm3)a 2 (0.0–15.8)
 CSF protein (mg/dl)a 37.0 (26.0–53.9)
 CSF/Serum glucose ratioa 0.6 (0.5–0.6)
  1. WBC white blood cell, ANC absolute neutrophil Count, CRP c-reactive protein, CSF cerebrospinal fluid, RBC red blood cell
  2. a median (Interquartile range)