Parameters TBpatients (n=90) PPD-responsive
patients(n=50)
PPD-anergic
patients(n=40)
Age,years (M ± SE) 34.8± 1.6 34.7± 2.2 34.5± 2.6
Male
Female
47(52%)
43(48%)
27(54%)
23(46%)
20(50%)
20(50%)
Sputumsmear positive cases (%) 61(68%) 34(68%) 27(68%)
Formsof TB:
-fibrocavernous
-infiltrative
-disseminated

60(67%)
24(27%)
6(7%)

35(70%)
11(22%)
4(8%)

25(63%)
13(33%)
2(5%)
Drugresistance (MDR+) 31(34%) 17(34%) 14(35%)
PPD-inducedproliferative response of PBMCs, cpm (M ± SE) 20,500± 1,900 27,680± 2,300 6,230± 1,130 *
Note: * - pU<0.05vs PPD-responsive patients.
Table 1: Characteristics of TB patients.