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Table 3 Characteristics and outcomes of tuberculosis in patients infected with HTLV-1 compared to uninfected

From: Tuberculosis incidence in a cohort of individuals infected with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) in Salvador, Brazil

Variables associated to TB HTLV-infected (n = 33) HTLV-1-uninfected (n = 40) p value*
N % n %  
Admission status      0.09
New case 19 57.6 32 80  
Relapse/readmission 7 21.2 5 12.5  
Chest X ray      0.55
Suspecta 28 84.9 30 75  
Normal 2 6.0 5 12.5  
Others 3 9.1 5 12.5  
Clinical form of TB      0.71
Pulmonary 28 84.8 31 77.5  
Extra-pulmonary 5 15.2 7 17.5  
Both - - 2 5  
TB outcome      0.54
Healing/diagnosis change 22 66.7 29 72.5  
Abandonment/death/transfer 2 6.1 4 10  
Other 9 27.3 7 17.5  
TST      ND
Non reactor 2 6.1 1 2.5  
>5 and <10 mm 1 3 1 2.5  
>10 mm 4 12.1 10 25  
Not performed 26 78.8 28 70  
HIV serology      0.45
Positive 2 6.0 5 12.5  
Negative 29 89 34 85  
Not performed 2 6.0 1 2.5  
  1. HTLV-1 = Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1; TB = Tuberculosis; TST = tuberculin skin test; HIV = human immunodeficiency virus; aheterogeneous opacity of the lung parenchyma, cavitation, nodules, consolidations. *Pearson Chi square, P < 0.05