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Table 3 Clinical presentation of 43 patients with TB-related death

From: Tuberculosis mortality: patient characteristics and causes

  Number (%)
Initial tentative diagnosis  
 TB 8 (18.6)
 Non-TB infection 26 (60.5)
  Pneumonia 17
  Urosepsis 2
  Septic shock 2
  Neutropenic fever 1
  Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis 1
  Meningitis, nature undetermined 1
  Cellulitis 1
  Fever of unknown origin 1
 Noninfectious diagnosis 9 (20.9)
  Acute myocardial infarction 2
  Cancer progression 2
  COPD with acute exacerbation 1
  Chronic diarrhea 1
  Hydrocephalus 1
  Choledocholithiasis 1
  Nephrotic syndrome 1
  1. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.