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Table 1 Cerebrospinal fluid and blood results

From: A blind passenger: a rare case of documented seroconversion in an Angiostrongylus cantonensis induced eosinophilic meningitis in a traveler visiting friends and relatives

Test (Unit) Result Reference Rangea
Cerebrospinal fluid
 • Appearance Cloudy Clear
 • Xanthochromia Negative Negative
 • Erythrocytes (× 1012/L) 0 0
 • Cell count (× 109/L) 1067 0–3
 • Lymphocytes (%) 56  
 • Monocytes (%) 19  
 • Eosinophils (%) 25
 • Total protein (g/L) 0.54 0.15–0.45
 • Albumin (g/L) 0.299 0.06–0.24
 • Glucose (mmol/L) 2.6 2.2–3.9
 • Lactate (mmol/L) 1.8 1.2–3.9
Complete Blood Count
 • Leukocytes (×109/L) 6.5 2.6–7.8
  o Neutrophils (× 109/L) 6.21 0.9–4.5
  o Banded neutrophils (×109/L) 0.04 0.0–0.2
  o Eosinophils (×109/L) 0.01 0.0–0.4
  o Basophils (×109/L) 0.01 0.0–0.05
  o Monocytes (×109/L) 0.05 0.0–1.0
  o Lymphocytes (×109/L) 0.79 1.0–3.0
 • Erythrocytes (×1012/L) 4.16 3.7–5.0
 • Hemoglobin (g/L) 117 115–148
 • Hematocrit 0.35 0.34–0.43
 • Platelet (×109/L) 193 130–330
 • C reactive protein (mg/L) <  5 <  5
  1. Abnormal results are shown in bold
  2. aReference ranges according to the hospital laboratory
  3. ‡Eosinophilic meningitis is defined as 10 or more eosinophils/μL or eosinophilia of at least 10% of the total CSF leukocyte count [8]