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Table 3 Comparison of the effectiveness using WBC counts for the detection of bacterial and/or viral meningitis in neonates with non-traumatic LPs

From: Interpretation of white blood cell counts in the cerebrospinal fluid of neonates with traumatic lumbar puncture: a retrospective cohort study

  AUC (95% CI) S Sp  + LH -LH PPV NPV
MENINGITIS 0.91 (0.81–1.00) 0.84 0.88 7.24 0.18 0.19 0.99
BACTERIAL MENINGITIS 0.94 (0.83–1.00) 0.88 0.87 6.79 0.14 0.08 1.00
VIRAL MENINGITIS 0.87 (0.73–1.00) 0.82 0.87 6.48 0.21 0.11 1.00
  1. Abbreviations: AUC area under the curve, CI confidence interval, LH likelihood ratio, NPV negative predictive value, PPV positive predictive value, S sensitivity, Sp specificity