Table 2– Descriptive analysis: clinical characteristics and radiological findings of the sample studied
VariableCases
Clinical characteristics
 Active TB21 (44.7)
 Enolism19 (40.4)
 Drug addiction12 (25.5)
 COPD11 (23.4)
 Social indigence7 (14.9)
 Pneumonia5 (10.6)
 HCV4 (8.5)
 HIV3 (6.4)
 HBV1 (2.1)
 Dyspnoea30 (63.8)
 Expectoration26 (55.3)
 Cough23 (48.9)
 Chest pain24 (51.1)
 Fever20 (42.6)
 Bronchopleural fistula10 (21.7)
Radiological findings
 Infiltrates33 (70.2)
 Pleural thickening26 (55.3)
 Pulmonary destruction25 (53.2)
 Caverns21 (44.7)
 Bronchiectasis17 (36)
 Granulomas14 (29.8)
 Pulmonary atelectasis13 (27.7)
 Pleural calcifications10 (21.3)
 Pleural effusion6 (12.8)
 Mediastinal adenopathies5 (10.6)
  • Data are presented as n (%). n = 47. TB: tuberculosis; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; HCV: hepatitis C virus; HBV: hepatitis B virus.