Variable Group A Group B P value
N=55 N=50
Age, years: 36 ± 16.5 34 ± 15.6 0.48
Mean ± SD
Gender, number (%):      
Male 28 (50.9) 14 (28.0) 0.02
Female 27 (49.1) 36 (72.0)  
Weight, kg: 53 ± 13 54 ± 12 1
Mean ± SD
Hemoglobin, g/dL 11.3 ± 1.7 12.0 ± 2.0 0.09
Mean ± SD
AST, IU/L: 22 (10 - 76) 31 (02 - 108) 0.13
Median (Range)
ALT, IU/L: 28 (17 - 98) 31 (16 - 74) 0.27
Median (Range)
Type of Tuberculosis, number (%):     0.54
PTB 27 (49.1) 24 (48.0)
EPTB-LN 13 (23.6) 09 (18.0)
Disseminated TB 05 (9.1) 07 (14.0)
EPTB-Pleura 08 (14.6) 09 (18.0)
EPTB-GU 02 (3.6) 0 (0.0)
EPTB-Abdominal 0 (0.0) 1 (2.0)
Sputum microscopy for AFB, number (%):      
Negative 20 (36.4) 25 (50.0) 0.16
Positive 11 (20.0) 12 (24.0)  
Not applicable 24 (43.6) 13 (26.0)  
Plain ChestRadiograph, number (%):      
No active disease 09 (16.4) 09 (18.4) 0.61
Active Disease 41 (74.6) 39 (78.0)  
Not assessable 05 (9.1) 02 (4.1)  
CT Scan, number(%):(n=62)     1
No active disease 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Active Disease 34 (97.1) 27 (100.0)
Not assessable 01 (2.9) 0 (0.0)
Histopathologial Examination, number (%):(n=37)     0.99
AFB Positive 6 (27.3) 4 (26.7)
Necrotizing granuloma 4 (18.2) 4 (26.7)
Non-necrotizing granuloma 3 (13.6) 2 (13.3)
Reactive lymph Node 1 (4.6) 0 (0.0)
Non-Diagnostic 8 (36.4) 5 (33.3)
SD: Standard Deviation; AST: Aspartate amniotransferase; ALT: Alanine aminotransferase; PTB: Pulmonary Tuberculosis; EPTB: Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis; LN: Lymph nodal; GU: Genitourinary
Table 1: Baseline characteristics of the two patient groups.