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Table 1 Characterization of groups included in the study

From: Assessment of CD27 expression on T-cells as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool for patients with smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis

Characteristic HC TB-C SN-TB P value
n = 34 n = 46 n = 56
Sex (male/female) 20/14 27/19 27/29 0.4844
Age (years) 44.24 ± 15.15 38.34 ± 9.42 45.14 ± 13.52 0.0215*
BMI (kg/m2) 20.89 ± 2.28 21.54 ± 2.43 20.26 ± 2.31 0.0268*
TSPOT.TB (+) 0 (0%) 46 (100%) 56 (100%) < 0.0001***
With BCG injected 33 (97.06%) 46 (100%) 52 (92.86%) 0.1591
WBC (×109/L) 6.62 ± 2.08 6.87 ± 2.15 5.34 ± 2.12 0.0008**
RBC (×1012/L) 4.31 ± 0.60 4.37 ± 0.52 3.73 ± 0.84 < 0.0001***
HGB (g/L) 128.35 ± 16.96 129.39 ± 11.63 121.55 ± 23.37 0.0738
PLT (×109/L) 307.24 ± 89.91 334.54 ± 55.67 240.89 ± 85.52 < 0.0001***
IgA (g/L) 2.41 ± 0.98 2.78 ± 0.98 2.56 ± 1.43 0.3754
IgG (g/L) 11.95 ± 3.11 10.91 ± 3.00 10.26 ± 4.97 0.1508
IgM (g/L) 2.33 ± 0.89 2.12 ± 1.17 2.16 ± 1.95 0.8188
IgE (IU/mL) 35.53 ± 88.72 59.42 ± 165.22 84.05 ± 176.32 0.3491
ESR (mm/h) 32.35 ± 47.66 27.50 ± 42.56 41.75 ± 35.03 0.2079
CRP (mg/L) 21.92 ± 40.34 21.88 ± 38.90 31.44 ± 43.61 0.4171
  1. Significant value: *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; *** P < 0.00001