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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Utility of interferon gamma/tumor necrosis factor alpha FluoroSpot assay in differentiation between active tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection: a pilot study

Characteristics ATB
(n = 30)
LTBI
(n = 35)
HC
(n = 36)
Total
(n = 101)
Sex (M / F) 13/17 4/31 8/28 25/76
Age (mean ± SD) 48 ± 18 40 ± 9 36 ± 10 41 ± 13
Complications (n, %)
 Malignancy 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%)
 Renal failure 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%)
 Diabetes mellitus 1(3.3%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 1(1.0%)
 TB history 2(6.7%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 2(2.0%)
 Autoimmune diseases 1(3.3%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 1(1.0%)
Corticosteroid therapy 1(3.3%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 1(1.0%)
Immunosuppressants 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%)
Blood tests
 WBC(*109/L) 6.96 ± 2.50 6.31 ± 1.63 6.51 ± 1.83 6.59 ± 2.01
 Lymphocyte(*109/L) 1.49 ± 0.58 2.01 ± 0.45 2.23 ± 0.63 1.91 ± 0.63
  1. Abbreviations: ATB, active tuberculosis; LTBI, latent tuberculosis infection; HC, healthy controls; M, male; F, female; SD, standard deviation; TB, tuberculosis; WBC, white blood cell