Table 1—

Demographic, epidemiological, clinical and diagnostic characteristics of eight recurrent tuberculosis patients

Patients n8
Demographic
 Age yrs38.6±9.5
 Sex
  Male6 (75.0)
  Female2 (25.0)
Epidemiological
 Spanish-born8 (100)
 Drug abuse5 (62.5)
 AIDS4 (50.0)
 Alcohol abuse5 (62.5)
 Smoking7 (87.5)
Clinical (disease site)
 Pulmonary alone7 (87.5)
 Extrapulmonary alone0
 Both1 (12.5)
Diagnostic
 Chest radiography showing cavitary lesion5 (62.5)
 Positive acid-fast direct smear7 (87.5)
  • Data are presented as mean±sd or n (%).