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Table 3 Clinical characteristics

From: Detection of IS6110 and HupB gene sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and bovisin the aortic tissue of patients with Takayasu’s arteritis

Variable Takayasu’s arteritis* (TA) n = 33 Tuberculosis control (TB) n = 33 Atherosclerosis control** (A) n = 53 p
A. Clinical Characteristics     
Age at diagnosis (years) 22 ± 13 41 ± 19 57 ± 10 0.0001*
Time of disease evolution (months) range 36 (2–468) 60 (1–336) 36 (2–288) NS
Age at the time of death 29 ± 14 49 ± 18 62 ± 10 0.0001*
Body mass index at the time of death 22 ± 6 24 ± 5 27 ± 4 0.0001**
Systemic arterial hypertension n (%) 26 (79) 19 (58) 51 (96) 0.02*
B. Tuberculosis Disease     
With tuberculosis disease well known previously n (%) 0 33 (100) 0 0.0001*
Without tuberculosis lesions n (%) 13 (39) ----- 43 (81) 0.0002*
Exposed at tuberculosis n (%) 7 (22) 33 (100) 6 (12) 0.0001*
Native from and residents of tuberculosis- endemic zone n (%) 17 (52) 19 (57) 37 (69) NS
  1. * TA vs Tuberculosis or Atherosclerosis.** Atherosclerosis vs TA.