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Table 2 Summary of lumbar puncture cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) results

From: A case report of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine–associated encephalitis

  Day 2 Day 7 Day 14
Opening pressure 30 cm H2O - 15 cm H2O
WCC (cells/µL) 6 (100% lymph) 18 (100% lymph)  < 1
RBC (cells/µL)  < 1  < 1 22
Organisms Nil/NO GROWTH Nil/NO GROWTH Nil/NO GROWTH
Virology (PCRs) HSV/VZV/enterovirus NEG HSV/VZV/enterovirus/CMV NEG HSV/VZV/enterovirus/CMV/EBV/HHV-6 NEG
TB (AAFB/PCR) - NEG NEG
Protein (g/L) 0.27 0.25 0.25
Glucose (mmol/L) 3.6 2.8 (plasma 4.2) 3.0
Lactate (mmol/L) 2.9 1.8 1.6
Cytology - Few/mature lymphocytes Lymphocytes, no atypia
  1. Reference ranges: WCC < 5 cells/µL; protein 0.15—0.45 g/L; glucose 1.8—4.7 mmol/L; lactate 1.0—2.9 mmol/L