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Table 2 Comparison of characteristics between BU+HIV+ patients and BU+HIV patients (age-matched controls)

From: Co-infection of HIV in patients with Buruli ulcer disease in Central Ghana

Characteristic  
BU+HIV+ Patients (n = 9) BU+HIV
(n = 7)
Age, median years (Range) 42 (18–50) 40 (24–51)
Gender, male, n (%) 4 (44.4) 2 (28.6)
Gender, female, n (%) 5 (55.6) 5 (71.4)
Weight, median Kg (IQR) 50 (44, 59) 58 (50, 65)
Duration before seeking treatment, median weeks (IQR) 8 (4,26) 4 (2,10)
Clinical Forms n (%)
 Ulcer 8(88.9) 7 (100)
 Nodule 1(11.1)  
WHO Categories, n (%)
 I (<=5 cm) 3 (33.3) 2 (28.6)
 II (5-15 cm) 5 (55.6) 5 (71.4)
 III (> 15 cm) 1 (11.1)  
Location of the lesion, n (%)
 Lower limb (LL) 6(66.7) 5 (71.4)
 Upper limb (UL) 2 (22.2) 1 (14.3)
 Other locations 1 (11.1) 1 (14.3)
Treatment type, n (%)
 SR8 7 (77.8) 5 (71.4)
 CR8 2 (22.2) 2 (28.6)
 IS2404, median cps/ml (IQR) 500 (500, 500) 500 (500,10,000)
 M. ulcerans 16SrRNA, median cps/ml (IQR) 750 (125,83,050) 500 (0, 32,500)
 Healing, median weeks (IQR) 14(8,28) 28(12,33)