Table 1

Characteristics of the patients with active TB (group A), of the close contacts with latent TB infection (group B), of the close contacts without latent TB infection (group C), and of the control subjects (group D)

Group (N)

Age (ys)

Mean ± SD

SEX

M/F

QUANTIFERON

Positive/Negative


A [22]

43 ± 3

19/3

18/4

B [15]

43 ± 5

12/3

15/0

C [17]

35 ± 3

9/8

0/17

D [10]

35 ± 6

5/5

0/10


Constantoulakis et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:243   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-243

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