TABLE 1

Clinical and laboratory characteristics of 358 patients at enrolment

Participants358
Sex
 Male169 (47)
 Female189 (53)
Age years33 (18–83)
History of previous TB (stopped TB treatment 6 months previously)28 (7.8)
Investigations
 Positive sputum culture for M. tuberculosis28 (7.8)
 EPTB specimen M. tuberculosis culture positive (e.g. ascites, CSF, pleural, synovial fluid)75 (20.9)
 M. tuberculosis biopsy positive180 (50.2)
 Elevated white cell count60 (16.8)
 Elevated ESR155 (43.3)
 Elevated CRP126 (35.2)
 Positive 18F-FDG PET/CT scan350/358 (97.8)

Data are presented as n, n (%), median (range) or n/N (%). TB: tuberculosis; M. tuberculosis: Mycobacterium tuberculosis; CSF: cerebrospinal fluid; ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP: C-reactive protein; 18F-FDG: 2-deoxy-2-(fluorine-18) fluoro-d-glucose; PET: positron emission tomography; CT: computed tomography.