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Table 4 Description of the general population, clinical characteristics, microbiology and immunological test results

From: Differential cellular recognition pattern to M. tuberculosis targets defined by IFN-γ and IL-17 production in blood from TB + patients from Honduras as compared to health care workers: TB and immune responses in patients from Honduras

Group QTF-GIT AF-S Culture X-ray Gender Comments
TB + HIV- n = 38 Pos: 23 Pos: 26 MTB: 23 altered: 23 Female: 17 Pulmonary TB (26), Pleural TB (3) extra-pulmonary TB (9)
Neg: 10 Neg:12 Neg: 11 non altered: 5 Male: 21
Ind: 5 No data: 0 Cont: 1 No data: 3 no data: 10  
TB-HIV- n = 81 Pos: 24 Pos: 0 Neg: 79 altered: 33 Female: 56 Allergy (1) asthma (17), EPOC (20), (non-TB) pneumonia (8), lung cancer (4), (non-TB) pleural effusion (1), bronchitis (5), other (25) otitis, rhinitis, influenza, diabetes, heart disease.
Neg: 54 Neg: 81 Cont: 1 non altered: 7 Male: 25
Ind: 3 No data: 0 No data: 1 no data: 41  
TB-HIV- n = 29 Pos: 11 Pos: 0 Neg: 19 altered: 10 Female: 19 Nurses and TB/HIV health care workers (19), previous TB with successful treatment regimen in the past (at least 2 years) but no current TB (10)
Neg: 17 Neg: 19 No data: 10 non altered: 2 Male: 10
  Ind: 1 No data: 10   no data: 17   
  1. Ind: indeterminate; Neg: negative, Pos: positive.