Table 1

Baseline data, symptoms and routine CSF analyses
Longitudinal study Cross-sectional study
LNB LNB HIV Controls
N 25 16 27 39
M/F 17/8 7/9 16/11 17/22
Age (years) 50 37 38 64
(12–74) (25–67) (23–76) (27–76)
Duration of symptoms (days) 28 21 na na
(5–360) (7–120)
Symptoms
radiculitis 15 10 na na
headache 4 na na
facial palsy 3 na na
radiculitis and facial palsy 1 na na
radiculitis and other palsy 2 1 na na
radiculits and sensibility disturbancies 3 na na
other palsy 2 na na
Baseline Follow-up
CSF mononuclear cells (cells/μL) 118 13 58 4 1
(14–590) (2–21) (8–493) (0–69) (0–8)
CSF albumin (mg/L) 664 301 432 203 230
(267–2108) (146–707) (206–1080) (108–383) (43–465)
Blood CD4 cells (cells/μL) na na 250 na
(20–940)
Blood viral count (copies/μL) na na 54500 na
(2920–450000)
CSF viral count (copies/μL) na na 5680 na
(0–384000)

Baseline data, clinical symptoms and routine CSF analyses for the longitudinal and the cross-sectional study. Data are presented as median (range). LNB – Lyme neuroborrelios, na – not applicable, other palsy – palsy other than facial palsy.

Bremell et al.

Bremell et al. BMC Neurology 2013 13:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-13-2

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