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Table 3 Comparison of findings in patients with cancer and active tuberculosis infection at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from 1990 to 2014

From: Active Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection at a comprehensive cancer center, 2006–2014

Period of study 1990–2000 [3] N = 30 (%) 2001–2005 [4] N = 18 (%) 2006–2014# N = 32 (%)
Incidence (per 1000 new cancer diagnosis) 0.2 0.2 0.2
Treated for tuberculosis 29 (97) 14 (78) 19b (79)
Radiographic improvement Not available 8a (80) 29c (94)
Responded to therapy 23 (79) 18 (100) 29c (94)
Death attributed to tuberculosis 7 (23) 2 (11) 3 (9)
  1. # Current study
  2. a data available for 10 patients
  3. b data available for 24 patients
  4. c data available for 31 patients