Table 1

Lumbar puncture results on days 1 and 5 after meningitis onset

Normal valuesDay 1Day 5
Leukocytes (106/L)0–490741
Neutrophils (%)5213
Lymphocytes (%)2278
Erythrocytes (106/L)0<16
Proteins (mg/L)150–4509151042
Glucose (mmol/L)2.2–4.43.52.3
CSF/blood glucose ratio>0.60.580.38
  • CSF, cerebrospinal fluid.