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Table 1 Patient characteristics at recruitment, 2 and 6 months of treatment

From: C-reactive protein, Neopterin and Beta2 microglobulin levels pre and post TB treatment in The Gambia

Time-point Recruitment 2 months 6 months
N= 91 91 91
Age (median (IQR)) 29 (22–38) - -
Males n(%) 58(64) - -
BMI (median (IQR)) 18.6 (17.3–19.3) 19.1 (17.2–21.8) 19.6 (18.6–22.1)*
Smear grade n (%)    
Undetectable 0(0) 57(62) 22(24)
1+ 24(26) 0(0) 0(0)
2+ 22(24) 0(0) 0(0)
3+ 46(50) 0(0) 0(0)
Unknown 0(0) 35(38) 69(76)
X-ray score n (%)    
Minimal 19(21) 30(33) 24(26)
Moderate 50(55) 36(40) 5(5)
Extensive 22(24) 0(0) 0(0)
Unknown 0(0) 24(26) 63(69)
  1. * = p < 0.05 compared to pre-treatment; BMI body mass index, IQR interquartile range
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