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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with bacterial meningitis

From: The combination of decoy receptor 3 and soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 for the diagnosis of nosocomial bacterial meningitis

Characteristics Bacterial meningitis (n=80)
Predisposing Factors 80
Pneumonia 7 (8.75)
Diabetes 6 (7.50)
Neurosurgery 80(100)
Recent Head Injury* 6 (7.50)
CSF Leak 4 (5.00)
Neurosurgical Devices 44 (55.00)
Symptoms and Signs on Presentation  
Seizures 6 (7.50)
Headache 57 (71.25)
Neck Stiffness 28 (35.00)
Body Temperature≥ 38°C 63 (78.75)
Triad of Fever, Neck Stiffness, and Change in Mental Status 10 (12.50)
Positive Blood Culture 1/3 (33.33)
  1. All categorical data are expressed as number (%) unless indicated otherwise. *Recent denotes within one month of the onset of meningitis. CSF: cerebrospinal fluid. Neurosurgical devices include ventriculostomy, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, lumbar puncture catheter, spinal cavity shunt and external ventricular drainage catheter. Data are number/number evaluated (%).