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Table 1 Participant’s characteristics

From: Cytokine response to selected MTB antigens in Ghanaian TB patients, before and at 2 weeks of anti-TB therapy is characterized by high expression of IFN-γ and Granzyme B and inter- individual variation

Participant Age group (years) Gender Sputum smear microscopy results
Diagnosis^ Category Month 2
01 41-50 M 3+ 3+ 3+ Neg
02 31-40 M 3+ 3+ 3+ Neg
03 51-50 M 2+ 2+ 2+ Neg
04 21-30 F 1+ Neg 1+ Neg
05 31-30 M 2+ 2+ 2+ Neg
06 21-30 M 3+ SC 3+ SC
07* 31-40 M 1+ 1+ 1+ Neg
08 51-60 M 3+ 3+ 3+ Neg
09 21-30 M 2+ 2+ 2+ Neg
10 # 21-30 F 2+ 2+ 2+ Neg
11 31-40 M 3+ 3+ 3+ Neg
12 21-30 M 1+ 1+ 1+ Neg
13 31-40 F 3+ 3+ 3+ Neg
14 41-50 M 3+ 3+ 3+ Neg
15 31-40 M 3+ 3+ 3+ Neg
16 31-40 M SC SC SC Neg
17 31-40 M SC SC SC Neg
18 31-40 M 3+ 3+ 3+ Neg
19* 20-30 M SC Neg SC Neg
20 21-40 M SC Neg SC Neg
Average 34.05 M (80%)    + (100%) (+) 5%
Range [21–55]      
  1. * M. africanum (MAF) #HIV + participant.
  2. SC (Scanty) < 10 AFB per 100 fields ^Showing two smear results required for TB diagnosis.