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Table 3 Clinical and chest X-ray manifestations of patients by M. Tuberculosis genotypes

From: Tuberculosis associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosisBeijing and non-Beijing genotypes: a clinical and immunological comparison

Parameters Beijing n = 21 (%) Non-Beijing n = 20 (%) Univariate analysis
    OR (95% CI) p value
Clinical presentations     
   Cough 18 (85.7) 20 (100) 0.00 (0.00–1.27) 0.125
Median duration (range)a 60 (14–1440) 30 (2–180)   0.048
   Fever 9 (42.9) 17 (85.0) 0.13 (0.03–0.57) 0.005
   Haemoptysis 4 (19.0) 6 (30.0) 0.55 (0.14–2.22) 0.414
   Weight loss 16 (76.2) 12 (60.0) 2.13 (0.58–7.87) 0.265
   Appetite loss 6 (28.6) 4 (20.0) 1.60 (0.40–6.39) 0.523
   Night sweats 2 (9.5) 7 (35.0) 0.20 (0.04–0.99) 0.049
   Chest pain 2 (9.5) 4 (20.0) 0.42 (0.08–2.29) 0.343
CXR presentations     
   Unilateral disease 7 (33.3) 8 (40.0) 0.75 (0.22–2.61) 0.658
   Bilateral disease 13 (61.9) 11 (55.0) 1.33 (0.39–4.52) 0.654
   Pleural effusion 1 (4.8) 1 (5.0) 0.95 (0.09–9.75) 0.972
   Cavity 2 (9.5) 7 (35.0) 0.20 (0.04–0.99) 0.049
WBC count (cells/μl)     
   Total WBC (mean ± SD) 8629 ± 3331 10415 ± 3996   0.150
   Lymphocytes (mean ± SD) 1376 ± 614 1563 ± 983   0.496
   Monocytes (mean ± SD) 656 ± 340 901 ± 361   0.014
   Eosinophils (mean ± SD) 144 ± 194 80 ± 82   0.193
   Basophils (mean ± SD) 32 ± 17 40 ± 43   0.474
Anemiab 14 (66.7) 13 (65.0) 1.08 (0.31–3.81) 0.910
Hemoglobin (g/dL)     
   Male (mean ± SD) 11.8 ± 1.2 11.3 ± 1.6   
   Female (mean ± SD) 11.6 ± 1.9 11.3 ± 1.4   
  1. Beijing, Beijing genotype; non-Beijing, non-Beijing genotypes; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; CXR, chest X-ray; WBC, white blood cells; SD, standard deviation.
  2. aUnit is in day.
  3. bHemoglobin < 13 g/dL in males and < 11.8 g/dL in females.