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Table 5 Treatment outcomes and adverse drug reactions in older and younger tuberculosis patients

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

Characteristics Older Younger p-value
Treatment outcomes in pulmonary TB n = 173 n = 222  
Favorable 167 (97) 208 (94) 0.251
Unfavorable 6 (3) 14 (6)
Adverse drug reactions in all patients n = 199 n = 271  
 Hepatotocixity* 6 (3) 13 (5) 0.338
 Skin rash or itching 15 (8) 25 (9) 0.642
 Gastrointestinal† problems 20 (10) 10 (4) 0.009
 Optic neuropathy 2 (1) 8 (3) 0.265
 Thrombocytopenia 2 (1) 2 (1) 1.0
  1. The data are presented as n (%).
  2. If there are more than one side effects for one patients, all side effects were recorded.
  3. *: Hepatotoxicity was defined when liver transaminase levels exceeded 120 IU/L.
  4. †:Gastrointestinal problems were problems of gastrointestinal tract for example nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dyspepsia etc.