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Table 2 Positivity for enteroviral RNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from suspected aseptic meningitis cases among children of various age groups in Kuwait

From: Echoviruses are a major cause of aseptic meningitis in infants and young children in Kuwait

Age of subjects Total no. of CSF samples analyzed No. of CSF samples positive for enteroviral RNA % Positivity
< 2 years 281 75* 27
2-4 years 68 14 21
4-12 years 38 3* 8
All subjects 387 92 24
  1. *Difference statistically significant (p = 0.011)