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Table 1 Biological characteristics of the three meningitic episodes

From: Recurrent pneumococcal meningitis in a splenectomised HIV-infected patient

  Episode 1 (March 1998) Episode 2 (May 2000) Episode 3 (January 2001)
CSF characteristics Glucose: not detectable Glucose: 1 mM Glucose: 0.4 mM
  Proteins: 3.2 g/l Proteins: 2.9 g/l Proteins: 2.2 g/l
  Leucocytes: 670/mm3 (96%PMN) Leucocytes: 2100/mm3 (51%PMN) Leucocytes: 8100/mm3 (85%PMN)
  Positive culture with S. pneumoniae 23F Positive culture with S. pneumoniae 23F Positive culture with S. pneumoniae 23F
Beta-lactam penicillin G: 1.0 penicillin G: 1.0 penicillin G: 2.0
susceptibility amoxicillin: 0.75 amoxicillin: 0.75 amoxicillin: 0.75
MICs (μg/ml) ceftriaxone: 0.75 ceftriaxone: 0.75 ceftriaxone: 0.75
CD4 (1O6 cells/l – %) 325 – 13 1103 – 21 1185 – 20
Viral load (copies/ml – Log10) 280 – 2.5 1300 – 3.1 2000 – 3.3