Table 1

Patient clinical and laboratory data

Patient NoPresenting signs and symptomsSAHCSF analysisRheumatology panel
1Severe HA, photophobia,CT, MRINone*Elevated ESR and CRP; remainder negative
2Severe HA, blurred vision, extremity weaknessCSF, CT, MRISAH, mild protein elevationNegative
3Severe HA, seizuresCT, MRINoneNegative
4Severe HACT, MRINormalNegative
5Severe HA, visual field cutNoneMild protein elevationNegative
6Severe HA, seizuresCSF, CT, MRISAH, mild protein elevation*Negative
7Severe HACSF, MRISAH, mild protein elevationNegative
9Severe HA, confusionCSF, CT, MRISAH, mild protein elevationNegative
10Severe HA, photophobia, blurred vision, extremity weaknessNoneNormal*Negative
11Severe HA, seizures, blurred visionMRINoneNone
  • * Patient underwent brain biopsy.

  • CRP, C reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HA, headache; SAH, subarachnoid hemorrhage.