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Table 4 Chest computed tomography findings of pulmonary tuberculosis in older and younger patients

From: Clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of tuberculosis in the elderly: a case control study

Findings Older (n = 173) Younger (n = 222) p value
Micronodules (< 7 mm) 132 (76) 191 (86) 0.018
Nodules (< 30 mm) 60 (35) 159 (72) <0.001
Masses (> 30 mm) 9 (5) 41 (18) <0.001
Tree-in-bud appearances 70 (40) 126 (57) 0.016
Consolidations 115 (66) 113 (51) 0.002
Ground glass opacities 34 (20) 30 (14) 0.130
Cavitations 27 (16) 76 (34) <0.001
Bronchiectasis 28 (16) 39 (18) 0.787
Fibrotic changes 46 (27) 77 (35) 0.100
Lymphadenopathis (>10 mm) 42 (24) 60 (27) 0.564
  1. The data are presented as n (%).
  2. If there are more than one chest computed tomography findings for one patient, all chest computed tomography findings were recorded.