Table 3

Laboratory parameters of 41 intensive care unit patients with severe active pulmonary tuberculosis necessitating mechanical ventilation

AllSurvivorsDeathp‐value
Subjects n411427
WBC
 4000–12000 mm−325 (61.0)7 (50.0)18 (66.7)0.300
 <4000 or >12000 mm−316 (39.0)7 (50.0)9 (33.3)
Positive sputum AFB16 (39.0)7 (50.0)9 (33.3)0.300
MDR4 (9.8)2 (14.3)2 (7.4)0.759
Initial Pa,O2/FI,O2 ≤20028 (68.3)8 (57.1)20 (74.1)0.269
Lung injury score >2.517 (41.5)3 (21.4)14 (51.9)0.130
  • Data are presented as n (%) unless otherwise stated

  • WBC: white blood cell

  • AFB: acid-fast stain

  • MDR: multidrug resistant

  • Pa,O2: arterial oxygen tension

  • FI,O2: inspiratory oxygen fraction