Table 2

 Biological and microbiological finding in CSF samples of patients with neurobrucellosis

Patient 1Patient 2Patient 3Patient 4Patient 5Patient 6
*Expressed as reciprocal of titres.
CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; ND, not done; PCR, polymerase chain reaction; WBC, white blood count.
Glucose mmol/L4.492.551.050.611.661.27
CSF/plasma glucose ratio (%)474119134224
CSF WBC ml (% lymphocytes)8 (75%)85 (90%)825 (70%)579 (75%)540 (70%)45 (95%)
Protein g/L0.853.035.350.840.801.80
Real time PCR++++++
Adenosine deaminase U/LND113517714
Culture B melitensis B melitensis
Agglutination*203204080
Coombs test*160512012806401605120