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Table 2 Symptomatology and radiological finding in 87 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis

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

Variable <1 year (y)n (%) 1-4 yn (%) 5-14 yn (%) 15-17 yn (%) Total
History of BCG + 12 (92.3%) 26 (83.9%) 27 (79.4%) 4 (80%) 69 (79.3%)
Previous TB exposure 8 (61.5%) 11 (35.5%) 14 (41.2%) 3 (60%) 36(41.3%)
PPD + 6(45.5) 20(64) 26(78.3) 2(40) 54(62%)
Fever 14 (100%) 30 (96.8%) 33 (97.1%) 5 (100%) 82 (94.3%)
Cough 12 (85.7%) 23 (74.2%) 27 (79.4%) 5 (100%) 67 (77.0%)
Weight loss 8 (57.1%) 19 (61.3%) 17 (50%) 4 (80%) 48 (55.2%)
Expectoration* 1 (7.1%) 5 (16.1%) 9 (26.5%) 5 (100%) 20 (22.9%)
Hemoptysis* 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11.8%) 1 (20%) 5 (5.7%)
Consolidation* 2 (14.3%) 16 (51.6%) 21 (61.8%) 3 (60%) 42 (48.3%)
Mediastinal lymph nodes* 12 (85.7%) 15 (48.4%) 13 (38.2%) 1 (20%) 41 (47.1%)
Calcifications* 1 (7.1%) 4 (12.9%) 8 (23.5%) 2 (40%) 15 (17.2%)
Pleural effusion* 0 (0%) 8 (25.8%) 5 (14.7%) 1 (20%) 14 (16.1%)
Caverns* 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14.7%) 2 (40%) 7 (8.1%)
Miliary image 2 (14.3%) 2 (6.5%) 1 (2.9%) 0 (0%) 5 (5.7%)
AFB + in general* 4 (30.8%) 15 (48.4%) 21 (61.8%) 5 (100%) 45(51.7%)
AFB + in sputum    14 (41.2%) 4 (80%) 18(20.6%)
AFB + in gastric lavage 4 (30.8%) 15 (48.4%) 6 (17.6%) 2 (40%) 27(31%)
Culture + 3 (23.1%) 7 (22.6%) 12 (35.3%) 2 (40%) 24(27.5%)
  1. *Statistical difference (p < 0.05).