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Table 2 Cerebrospinal fluid laboratory findings

From: Intrathecal synthesis of anti-Hu antibodies distinguishes patients with paraneoplastic peripheral neuropathy and encephalitis

Characteristics Pleocytosis (≥5 cells/μl) Protein (>500 mg/l) Blood-CSF-barrier dysfunction Intrathecal synthesis CSF oligoclonal bands
IgG IgM IgA
All patients 8/18 6/18 8/18 6/18 2/18 2/18 14/18
Peripheral neuropathy 3/8 4/8 6/8 1/8 1/8 0/8 3/8
Encephalitis 5/10 2/10 2/10 5/10 1/10 2/10 10/10
Rhombencephalitis 4/7 1/7 1/7 3/7 1/10 1/7 7/7
Limbic encephalitis 1/3 1/3 1/3 2/3 0/3 1/3 3/3
p value 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 1.0 0.5 0.01
  1. P values indicate comparison between peripheral neuropathy and encephalitis