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Table 4 The association of TB and allergy markers in TB patients before treatment (n = 108) as compared with healthy controls (n = 216).

From: Allergic sensitisation in tuberculosis patients at the time of diagnosis and following chemotherapy

  AOR (95%CI) P-value
Phadiatop (Class 0–2/class 3–6) 2.19 (1.30 – 3.68) 0.003
BCG scar (not visible/visible) 0.45 (0.21 – 0.99) 0.046
Smoking (no/yes) 0.72 (0.43 – 1.18) 0.186
Reported allergy (no/yes) 3.27 (1.57 – 6.83) 0.002
BCG scar (not visible/visible) 0.38 (0.18 – 0.84) 0.017
Smoking (no/yes) 0.30 (0.47 – 1.26) 0.297
  1. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to estimate adjusted odds ratio (AOR) for TB as the dependent variable. Either Phadiatop (ImmunoCAP class 0–2 and class 3–6) or reported allergies were included in the analyses as independent variables together with visible BCG scar and smoking.