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Table 3 Presence of abnormality, site, and pattern of CXR abnormalities in TB and non TB groups

From: Role of detection of lipoarabinomannan (LAM) in urine for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV patients: Egyptian experience

Characteristic TB group
(N=20)
No. (%)
Non TB group
(N=20)
No. (%)
Test of significance
Abnormal 20 (86.9%) 20 (37.7%) (Fisher’s exact test)
p <0.001
Normal 3 (13.1%) 33 (62.3%)
Site    (Monte Carlo test)
p 0.005*
 Upper lobe* 7 (35.0%) 3 (15.0%)
 Lower lobe 2 (10.0%) 12 (60.0%)
 Extensive* 11 (55.0%) 5 (25.0%)
Pattern    (Fisher’s exact test)
p 0.231
 Infiltrate 20 (100%) 17 (85.0%)
 Cavity 0 (0%) 3 (15.0%)
  1. *P < 0.001: high significance