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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of 139 patients with abdominal tuberculosis

From: Clinical features and outcomes of abdominal tuberculosis in southeastern Korea: 12 years of experience

Characteristic All patients (n = 139) Luminal TB (n = 69) Peritoneal TB (n = 28) Nodal TB (n = 7) Visceral TB (n = 23) Mixed TB (n = 12)
Age 47.0 (32.0–58.0) 48.0 (38.5–58.5) 52.5 (27.3–63.0) 53.0 (27.0–57.0) 46.0 (33.0–56.0) 32.0 (25.5–45.8) d, g, j
Male sex 72 (51.8%) 36 (52.2%) 18 (64.3%) 3 (42.9%) 9 (39.1%) 6 (50%)
BMI (m/kg2) 21.80 (19.56–24.53) 21.3 (19.6–24.1) 21.6 (19.3–24.5) 23.7 (20.1–27.8) 20.1 (22.8–25.3) 20.8 (18.0–22.8)
Chronic hepatitis B 10 (7.2%) 5 (7.2%) 2 (7.1%) 0 (0%) 2 (8.7%) 1 (8.3%)
Chronic hepatitis C 3 (2.2%) 1 (1.4%) 0 (0%) 2 (28.6%) b, e, h 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
HIV-infection 2 (1.4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4.3%) 1 (8.3%)
Alcohol > 40 g/day 16 (11.5%) 6 (8.7%) 6 (21.4%) 0 (0%) 2 (8.7%) 2 (16.7%)
Cirrhosis 3 (2.2%) 2 (2.9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8.3%)
Diabetes 9 (6.5%) 3 (4.3%) 3 (10.7%) 1 (14.3%) 2 (8.7%) 0 (0%)
ESRD or CAPD 8 (5.8%) 3 (4.3%) 3 (10.7%) 1 (14.3%) 1 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
History of malignancy 7 (5.0%) 3 (4.3%) 2 (7.1%) 0 (0%) 2 (8.7%) 0 (0%)
History of TB 13 (9.4%) 7 (10.1%) 0 (0%) 1 (14.3%) 5 (21.7%) f 0 (0%)
Anemia at diagnosis 46 (33.1%) 21 (30.4%) 11 (39.3%) 3 (42.9%) 5 (21.7%) 6 (50.0%)
Leukocytosis at diagnosis 30 (21.6%) 16 (23.2%) 3 (10.7%) 3 (42.9%) 3 (13.0%) 5 (41.7%) g
  1. HIV: human immunodeficiency virus; ESRD: end-stage renal disease; CAPD: continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysiData are presented as the median (interquartile range) for continuous data and percentages for categorical data
  2. Defined as hemoglobin of 12 g/dl
  3. Defined as a white blood cell count of 10,000/mm3
  4. a: P < 0.05 Luminal TB vs. Peritoneal TB, b: P < 0.05 Luminal TB vs. Nodal TB, c: P < 0.05 Luminal TB vs. Visceral TB, d: P < 0.05 Luminal TB vs. Mixed TB, e: P < 0.05 Peritoneal TB vs. Nodal TB, f: P < 0.05 Peritoneal TB vs. Visceral TB, g: P < 0.05 Peritoneal TB vs. Mixed TB, h: P < 0.05 Nodal TB vs. Visceral TB, i: P < 0.05 Nodal TB vs. Mixed TB, j: P < 0.05 Visceral TB vs. Mixed TB