Table 1:

Patient characteristics and final diagnosis

CaseAge (Years)/ SexFinal Diagnosis (Identified Organisms in CSF)
141/MFungus meningoencephalitis (Cryptococcus)
268/MBacterial meningoencephalitis (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
362/MBacterial meningitis (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
485/MBacterial meningitis (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
562/MBacterial meningitis (Streptococcus)
634/FViral meningoencephalitis (varicella-zoster virus)
766/MViral meningitis (unidentified)
879/FViral meningitis (unidentified)
951/MLeptomeningeal metastasis (adenocarcinoma)
1065/MLeptomeningeal metastasis (melanoma)
1138/MLeptomeningeal metastasis (melanoma)
1267/MLeptomeningeal metastasis (lymphoma)