TABLE 3.

Prevalence of C. pneumoniae in the CSF of OND controls

PatientAge (yr)GenderCSF characteristicsDiagnosisPCR assay results
VUMCaUSF with MOMP primerb
Cell count (no. of cells/μl)Protein concn (mg/dl)Glucose concn (mg/dl)VU-MOMPTong and Sillis
172M265121Pneumonia++
230M43977Metabolic encephalopathy
321F55479Secundum septum aneurysm and fever
448F04152Delirium
525F13362Headache
636F14058R/Oc vasculitis
777F1006388Meningitis
824F01856Pseudotumor cerebri
930F13669R/O MS
1030F012037Acute leukemiaNDd
1139F6613533CNS sarcoidosisND
1245F17175Delirium following cardiac transplant+
1346F03649Myelopathy
1448F04466Myelopathy
  • a The total numbers of samples positive were 1 and 0 for the VU-MOMP and Tong and Sillis primers, respectively.

  • b The total number of samples positive was two.

  • c R/O, rule out.

  • d ND, not done.