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Table 1 Comparison between cases of definitive VS probable pulmonary tuberculosis

From: Pulmonary Tuberculous: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. 19-year experience in a third level pediatric hospital

Variable Definitive PTB   Probable PTB  
  N (%) n (%)
History of BCG +* 41 (59.4%) 28 (40.6%)
Combe +* 26 (72.2%) 10 (27.8%)
PPD + 9.5 (0–30) 3.0 (0–15)
Expectoration 16 (80%) 4 (20%)
Hemoptysis 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Consolidation* 33 (78.6%) 9 (21.4%)
Mediastinal lymph nodes 26 (63.4%) 15 (36.6%)
Calcifications 10 (66.7%) 5 (33.3%)
Pleural effusion 10 (71.4%) 4 (28.6%)
Caverns 6 (85.7%) 1 (14.3%)
Miliary image 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
  1. *Statistical difference p < 0.05.