Table 5

Associations between biomarkers and psychiatric questionnaire scores in the whole cohort and by illness group: Pearson partial correlation coefficients controlled for age on admission and gender

White cell count
(n=69)
Neutrophils
(n=68)
Lymphocytes
(n=50)
Platelets
(n=70)
Fibrinogen
(n=50)
CRP
(n=67)
Lactate
(n=37)
SDQ
 Full cohort (n=69)−0.0060.16−0.021−0.1410.0390.081−0.024
 Meningoencephalitis (n=18)−0.1650.256 0.714 −0.224−0.175−0.0060.077
 Septic illness (n=18)−0.236−0.162 −0.712* −0.1290.0110.239−0.226
 Other illness (n=33)0.0470.109−0.174−0.0390.299−0.229−0.051
IES-8
 Full cohort (n=44)0.1710.150.159−0.3010.2010.193−0.023
 Meningoencephalitis (n=14)−0.037−0.085 0.652 −0.1080.181−0.557−0.549
 Septic illness (n=12)0.1560.1640.092−0.323−0.418 0.823*−0.379
 Other illness (n=18)0.2380.301−0.065−0.17−0.183−0.204−0.488
  • Bold values represent statistically significant association (p<0.05) before BH correction.

  • *Statistically significant associations BH corrected for multiple comparisons.

  • BH, Benjamini-Hochberg; CRP, C reactive protein; IES, Impact of Events Scale; SDQ, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.