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Table 1 Demographic, cytological, and biochemical characteristics of pleural effusions

From: Comparison of pleural effusion features and biomarkers between talaromycosis and tuberculosis in non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients

Variable TMPE (n = 19) TPE (n = 19) p-value
Age (years) 51 (36–58) 55 (25–66) 0.821
Males (n, %) 13, 76.47% 12, 80% 0.742
NCCs (106/L) 1865 (800–2300) 1120 (416–3015) 0.617
Neutrophils (%) 78.0 (71.0–84.0) 20.0 (20.0–39.0) 0.003 a
Lymphocytes (%) 22.0 (15.0–26.0) 71.0 (56.5–77.5) 0.002 a
Protein (g/L) 37.8 (28.0–45.0) 48.0 (40.1–52.6) 0.035 a
LDH (U/L) 278.0 (168.0–532.0) 335.5 (249.0–387.70) 0.341
ADA (U/L) 4.4 (4.0–8.1) 29.9 (13.9–39.4) 0.002 a
  1. Data are presented as median (25th–75th percentile)
  2. a p < 0.05 means statistically significant