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Table 2 Diagnostic outcomes of HIV positive TB suspects (n=336)

From: Evaluation of the 2007 WHO guideline to diagnose smear negative tuberculosis in an urban hospital in Ethiopia

Outcome N(%)
Diagnosed with TB 123 (36.6)
Type of TB (n=123)  
Smear Positive pulmonary TB 14 (11.4)
Smear Negative Pulmonary TB 75 (61.0)
TB Lymphadenitis 24 (19.5)
Other forms of TB 10 (8.1)
Positive culture result (n=147)# 15 (10.2)
X-ray result consistent with active TB (n=220)# 77 (35.0)
WHO stage for co-infected patients  
III 89 (72.4)
IV 34 (27.6)
Median diagnostic delay in days (IQR) 3 (3–4)
Median number of visits before smear negative TB diagnosis 2
  1. #Smear negative TB suspects, IQR interquartile range.