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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients

From: Serum α-synuclein and IL-1β are increased and correlated with measures of disease severity in children with epilepsy: potential prognostic biomarkers?

 ControlEpilepsyAcquired demyelinating disorders of the CNS
Number of subjects14611510
Number of tests14611518
Male/Female76/6868/473/7
Age at test (years; mean ± SD)9.4 ± 2.98.9 ± 6.28.1 ± 4.3
Age at 1st symptom onset (years; mean ± SD)NA5.8 ± 5.26.1 ± 4.0
Duration of disease (year; mean ± SD)NA3.1 ± 4.52.1 ± 2.9
  1. CNS, central nervous system; SD, standard deviation; Inflammatory brain diseases include acute cerebellar ataxia, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (N = 8) and transverse myelitis