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Table 1 Cerebrospinal fluid characteristics of the study participants

From: Antimicrobial sensitivity profile and bacterial isolates among suspected pyogenic meningitis patients attending at Hawassa University Hospital: Cross-sectional study

Parameters Frequency
Yes (%) No (%) Unknown (%) P-Value
Prior antibiotic treatment 90 (22.8) 304 (77.2) 0.001*
Indian ink Positive 13 (3.4) 381 (96.6)  
AFB positive 20 (5.1) 374 (94.9) 0.013
Gram stain 24 (6.1) 370 (93.9)  
HIV 20 (5.1) 279 (70.8) 95 (24.1) 0.034
White blood cells (Median) 682 cells/mm3  
Neutrophil (Median) 67%  
Lymphocyte (Median) 33%  
Glucose (Median) 42 mg/dl    0.672
Protein (Median) 105 mg/dl    
Hospital stay (Median days) 7.5 days    0.734
  1. AFB Acid Fast Bacilli, HIV Human immunodeficiency Virus, mg milligram, dl deciliter, mm3 millimeter cub