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Table 1 Clinical profile of patients and disease and healthy controls

From: Antitubercular therapy decreases nitric oxide production in HIV/TB coinfected patients

Feature HIV+/TB+ HIV+/TB- HIV-/TB-
Number 19 20 20
Males 12 14 15
Age, years 28.4 ± 6.8 26.5±4.6 25.7 ± 3.6
Range 19–48 22–37 21–44
Clinical signs suggesting TB (fever, weight loss, etc) 18 0 0
Radiological abnormality (Chest x-ray/ CT defect) 15 0 0
Disseminated TB 6 0 0
Mean CD4 count, /mm3* 116 ± 36.6 162.4 ± 24.2  
Range 14–456 48–440  
  1. * Mean CD4 counts of HIV/TB coinfected were significantly lower than those of patients with HIV infection alone (p < 0.05)