Table 1—

Characteristics of 271 HIV‐infected patients diagnosed with tuberculosis

Patient characteristics
Age yrs median (IQR)37 (32–41)
Sex
 Male221 (81.5)
 Female50 (18.5)
Place of birth
 Italy177 (65.3)
 Other94 (34.7)
HIV transmission category
 IDUs130 (48.0)
 Heterosexual contacts76 (28.0)
 MSM39 (14.4)
 Other/undefined26 (9.6)
Localisation of TB
 Pulmonary150 (55.8)
 Pulmonary+extrapulmonary69 (25.4)
 Extrapulmonary52 (19.1)
CD4 lymphocyte count cells·mm−3 median (IQR)120 (44–284)
Previous episode of tuberculosis45 (16.6)
Previous treatment for latent TB infection3 (1.5)
  • Data are presented as n (%) unless otherwise indicated

  • TB: tuberculosis

  • IQR: interquartile range

  • IDUs: injecting drug users

  • MSM: males who have sex with males