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Table 2 Association (rho values) between CSF MIF levels at admission and biochemical parameters in CSF and blood

From: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with central nervous system infection

CSF samples Purulent meningitis of known aetiology (n = 31) Purulent meningitis of unknown aetiology (n = 20) Lymphocytic meningitis (n = 59) Encephalitis (n = 11) No CNS infection (n = 50)
CSF WBC count 0.49 -0.21 0.35 0.61* 0.07
CSF PMNs 0.50 -0.20 -0.04 0.88 -0.24
CSF mononuclear 0.39* -0.44 0.37 0.18 0.13
CSF glucose -0.55 0.17 -0.04 -0.25 0.14
CSF/blood glucose -0.51* -0.22 0.12 -0.21 -0.16
CSF protein 0.42* 0.12 0.31* 0.36 0.39
CSF lactoferrin 0.45* -0.33 0.15 0.95* 0.20
CSF neopterin 0.32 -0.14 0.33* 0.80 0.17
Blood WBC count 0.13 -0.19 -0.18 -0.50 0.06
Blood neutrophils 0.22 -0.14 -0.18 -0.40 -0.04
Blood lymphocytes -0.27 -0.29 0.04 -0.40 0.02
Blood monocytes 0.18 -0.60* -0.14 -0.40 0.11
  1. *P < 0.05, P < 0.01, P < 0.001. CNS, central nervous system; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; MIF, macrophage migration inhibitory factor; PMN, polymorphonuclear leucocyte; WBC, white blood cell.