TABLE 2.

Number of cured and relapsed patients after suramin treatment as a function of pretreatment test results, P value, and OR with 95% CI for association of test results with occurrence of relapse

ParameterNo. of patientsPaOR (95% CI)
CuredRelapsed
Intrathecal IgM synthesis (n = 57):
    Absent413
    Present (IgMIF > 0%)3100.000001546 (8.0-260)
CSF IgM concn (n = 60) of:
    <1.9 mg/liter353
    ≥1.9 mg/liter11110.000411.7 (2.7-50)
CSF LATEX/IgM test end titer (n = 60) of:
    <2343
    ≥212110.00110.4 (2.5-44)
    <4408
    ≥4660.0245.0 (1.3-20)
    <8418
    ≥8560.0146.2 (1.5-25)
CSF IL-10 concn (n = 60) of:
    ≤10 pg/ml408
    >10 pg/ml660.0245.0 (1.3-20)
  • a Calculated by Fisher's exact test.