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28 September 2022: Clinical Research

Factors Predictive of Varicella Zoster Virus Encephalitis/Meningitis: A Single-Center, Retrospective Study

Yanrong Yuan ABCE , Jun Wang BCF , Yan Zhang BC , Huili Liu BC , Yongxing Yan ACDFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938057

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938057

Table 4 Logistic regression analysis of factors affecting outcomes of VZV encephalitis/meningitis.

Variableβ valueSE valueWaldOR value95% CIP value
Fever (temperature >38°C)1.9661.5191.6761.2160.910–1.6240.196
Time interval from onset of CNS symptoms to initiation of antiviral therapy2.7021.2884.4031.2991.011–1.6690.036
CSF WBC count0.0310.0173.3231.0310.998–1.0660.068
CSF ADA2.5331.2913.8501.2790.996–1.6420.040
Blood CRP0.1850.1072.9791.2040.975–1.4860.084
The OR value >1 is towards the unfavorable outcome.

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