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Table 2 Laboratory findings on 48 patients with MTB BSI

From: The characteristics of patients with mycobacterium tuberculosis blood stream infections in Beijing, China: a retrospective study

Characteristic Value (n = 48) (n.%)
Leukocytopenia 24 (50)
Anemia 38 (79)
Low platelet count 28 (58)
High leukocyte count 17 (35)
Leukocytes, ×109/L [median (IQR)] 4.58, (1.94 ~ 13.67)
Hemoglobin, g/L[mean ± SD] 88 ± 32
Platelets, ×109/L[median (IQR)] 74, (25 ~ 213)
Lymphocytes, ×109/L [median (IQR)] 0.35, (0.20 ~ 0.74)
Increased ESR 34/45(76)
Increased hsCRP 34/36 (94)
ESR, mm/h [median (IQR)] 69, (IQR 27 ~ 103)
hsCRP, mg/L [median (IQR)] 121.5, (IQR 56.4 ~ 176.5)
CD4+ count, /mm3, [median (IQR)] (n = 27) 115, (IQR 77-187)
CD8+ count, /mm3, [median (IQR)] (n = 27) 168, (IQR 78-246)
Time from MTB culture to a positive result, d[median (IQR)] 27, (IQR 21 ~ 33)
  1. ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, hsCRP Hypersensitive C reactive protein
  2. Leukocytopenia: <4 × 109/L; Anemia: Male < 120 g/L and female < 110 g/L; Low platelet count: <100 × 109/L; High leukocyte count: >10 × 109/L; Increased ESR: Male > 15 mm/h and female > 20 mm/h; Increased hsCRP: >3 mg/L