Volume 25, Number 5—May 2019
Management of Central Nervous System Infections, Vientiane, Laos, 2003–2011
||No. (%) patients||Additional classification, %
|Stiff neck||GCS score <15, seizure, or both
||Stiff neck + GCS score 15 + no seizure|
|Stiff neck||GCS score <15||Seizure||WHO classification, %†
||All||Stiff neck||No stiff neck|
*Each line of the table corresponds to a given combination of criteria presented on the left side of the table. Each combination is then assigned (shaded cell) to >1 classifications (WHO and additional classifications) as defined in the Methods section. Green-shaded cells are the additional classifications used throughout our study. E, encephalitis; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; ME, meningoencephalitis; MEN, meningitis; WHO, World Health Organization; +, clinical sign present.
†Definitions of WHO classification provided in Figure 1.