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Table 3 CSF and MRI characteristics 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 (100)
CSF (mean, SD)     
 Glucose, mmol/L 3.5 (1.1) 4 (1) 0.035 3.7 (n:78)
 Cell count, n/mm3 8.9 (24.1) 27.8 (125.4) 0.321 16.5 (n:77)
 Protein, g/L 0.4 (0.2) 0.5 (0.2) 0.389 0.5 (n:78)
 OCB+, n (%) 12/40 (30) 3/20 (15) 0.343 15/60 (25)
 IgG index >0.7, n (%) 8/33 (24.2) 5 /22 (22.7) 0.581 13/ 55 (23.6)
MRI     
 Vertebral segments, n, mean (SD) 1.7 (1.9) 3.8 (3.3) 0.003 2.5 (2.8)
 LETM (%) (9.8) 21 (61.8) <0.001 a 26 (30.6)
 GD+, n (%) 14/30 (46.6) 8/21 (38.1) 0.800 22/51 (43.1)
 Time onset-MRI, Mean (SD), d 9.84 (7.2) 8.37 (7.5) 0.408 9.26 (7.3)
  1. CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid.
  2. OCB+: Positive oligoclonal band test.
  3. MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging.
  4. LETM: Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis.
  5. GD+: Gadolinium enhancement.
  6. SD: standard deviation.
  7. aSignificant after Bonferroni correction.