Table 1

Characteristics of 57 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis
Characteristics Values
Gender (male/female) 42 (73.7)/15 (26.3)
Age (years) 64.9 ± 20.1
Body mass index (kg/m2) 19.3 ± 2.8
Underlying disease
Malignant disease 3 (5.3)
Diabetes mellitus 8 (14.0)
Presence of hypoxemia on admission 4 (7.0)
Smear positive 50 (87.7)
Radiological findings
bilateral involvement 40 (70.2)
cavitation 21 (36.8)
effusion 10 (17.5)
Laboratory findings
Total Protein (g/dL) 6.6 ± 1.0
Albumin (g/dL) 3 ± 0.8
Cholinesterase (U/L) 136.1 ± 77.2
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 12.0 ± 2.2
CRP (mg/dL) 6.6 ± 6.0

Data are presented as n (%) or mean ± SD.

TB: tuberculosis.

Miyata et al.

Miyata et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:42   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-42

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