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Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004

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First Human Cases of Tickborne Encephalitis, Norway

Tone Skarpaas*Comments to Author , Unn Ljøstad*, and Anders Sundøy*
Author affiliations: *Sørlandet Hospital Kristiansand, Kristiansand, Norway; Tickborne Encephalitis, Norway

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Table 2

Laboratory findings in serum and spinal fluid specimens from patients with tickborne encephalitis, Norway, 1997–2003a

Serum
Spinal fluid
Patient no. Temperature °C CRP mg/L Pleocytosis 109/L Pleocytosis 106/L Protein mg/L
1 38.4 10 ND ND ND
2 39.6 105 8,3 500 850
3 47 790
4 39.6 32 11,3 39 622
5 40 15 8,6 24 609
6 39.5 18 13 130 1,180
7 38 46 15,4 115 1,337
8 38.3 15 12,1 22 649

aND, not done. CRP, C-reactive protein TBE was diagnosed retrospectively. The patient was not hospitalized; –, not published.

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