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Table 1 Clinical characteristics, investigations and outcome of patients with ARDS caused by miliary TB (n = 85)

From: Predictors and outcome of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by miliary tuberculosis: a retrospective study in Chongqing, China

Parameters Results
Age (years) 36.6 ± 12.5
Sex (male) 38(44.7%)
Clinical findings  
Fever, cough, dyspnoea, weight loss 85 (100)
Diabetes mellitus 16 (18.8)
Past history of tuberculosis 9(10.6)
Hepatitis B 8 (9.4)
Pregnancy 3 (3.5)
Heart disease 3(3.5)
Cerebrovascular disease 2(2.3)
Investigations  
APACHE III score 71.6 ± 21.9
PaO2/FiO2(mmHg) 146.4 ± 34.5
Outcome  
Duration of symptoms (days) 16.1 ± 5.2
Misdiagnosis for other diseases 33 (38.8)
Time to diagnosis (days) 7.2 ± 3.4
Length of stay in the ICU(days) 15.3 ± 3.5
Length of stay in the hospital(days) 26.7 ± 4.6
Duration of mechanical ventilation (days) 8.5 ± 3.0
Time from admission to anti-tuberculosis therapy (days) 4.5 ± 2.0
Glucocorticoids therapy 35 (41.2)
ICU mortality 40(47.1)
  1. Data are presented as mean + SD or n(%).