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Table 1 Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients with low versus high Rankin Scores at the final of the follow up

From: Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis: outcome and conversion to multiple sclerosis in a large series

  Outcome Rankin p Total
  <2 ≥2   
N (%) 51 (60) 34 (40)   85
Age, mean (SD), y 38.9 (14) 49 (17.7) 0.005 43 (16.2)
Sex, male/female 21/30 19/15 0.194 40/45
Follow up, median (IQR), y 2.9 (1.5-4.1) 2.7 (0.3-7.4) 0.683 2.9 (1–4.8)
Time to maximum deficit, mean (SD), d 7.2 (7) 6.91 (7.6) 0.821 7.1 (7.1)
Admission Rankin Mean (SD) 2.27 (1) 3.65 (1.1) <0.001 a 2.82 (1.2)
Outcome Rankin Mean (SD) ____ ____ ____ 1.4 (1.3)
Time onset-start treatment, mean (SD), d 9.7 (8.3) 8.5 (8) 0.602 9.2 (8.1)
Back pain, n (%) 19 (37.3) 16 (47.1) 0.380 35 (41.2)
Urinary sphincter dysfunction, n (%) 21 (41.2) 26 (76.5) 0.001 a 47 (55.3)
Anal sphincter dysfunction, n (%) 2 (4) 9 (26.5) 0.002 11 (13)
Previous infection, n (%) 19 (37.3) 8 (23.5) 0.237 27 (31.8)
Summer season/Not summer season, n (%) 9/49 (18) /40/49 (81.6) 5/34 (14.7) / 29/34 (85.3) 0.661 14 (16.47) /69 (81.17)
TM relapses, n (%) 5/51 (9.8) 0/33 (0) 0.085 5/84 (6)
MS conversion, n (%) 8 (15.7) 3 (8.8) 0.513 11 (13)
  1. IQR: Interquartile range.
  2. SD: Standard deviation.
  3. TM: Transverse myelitis.
  4. aSignificant after Bonferroni correction.