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Table 1 Characteristics of 46 TB patients

From: MTB-specific lymphocyte responses are impaired in tuberculosis patients with pulmonary cavities

Characteristic TB cases (n = 46)
Cavity (n = 18) Infiltrates (n = 28) P valuea
Age (years) 55.5 45 0.175
No. % of male subjectsb 13 (72.2) 18 (64.3) 0.390
Cell count (109/L)c
 WBC 6.54 (5.89–8.04) 5.49 (4.76–7.13) 0.105
 Monocytes 0.53 (0.37–0.71) 0.39 (0.32–0.61) 0.131
 Lymphocytes 1.38 (1.14–1.56) 1.26 (1.02–2.02) 0.831
 Neutrophils 4.48 (4.04–5.76) 3.85 (2.56–5.27) 0.019
No. % of positive cellsb
CD3+ 60.6 (44.3–67.0) 55.6 (52.2–65.4) 0.288
CD3+/CD4+ 39.3 (31.1–41.4) 35.4 (29.4–45.5) 0.575
CD3+/CD8+ 26.3 (22.5–31.6) 21.9 (16.5–31.8) 0.334
  1. aBy Mann–Whitney or Pearson’s Chi square test
  2. bData are presented as numbers (%) of individuals except indicated
  3. cData are presented as median numbers (interquartile range)