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Table 4 CSF and MRI characteristics comparing IATM versus MS group

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

  IATM MS p
  group group  
N (%) 74 (87) 11 (13)  
CSF (mean, SD)    
 Glucose, mmol/L 3.7 (1.1) 3.4 (0.6 0.424
 Cell count, n/mm3 17.4 (87.1) 10 (18.4) 0.789
 Protein, g/L 0.5 (0.2) 0.35 (0.2) 0.044
 OCB+, n (%) 10/54(18.5) 5/6 (83.3) 0.003
 IgG index >0.7, n (%) 10/50 (20) 3/5 (60) 0.800
MRI    
 Vertebral segments, n, mean (SD) 2.6 (2.8) 2 (2.2) 0.403
 LETM (%) 24 (32.4) 2 (18.2) 0.281
 GD+, n (%) 20/43 (46.5) 2/8 (25) 0.309
 Time onset-MRI, Mean (SD), d 8.56 (7) 14.22 (8.1) 0.029
  1. IATM: Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis.
  2. MS: Multiple Sclerosis.
  3. MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging.
  4. CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid.
  5. OCB+: Positive oligoclonal band test.
  6. LETM: Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis.
  7. GD+: Gadolinium enhancement.
  8. SD: Standard deviation.
  9. aSignificant after Bonferroni correction.