Table 4

Association of abdominal lymph node enlargement with features indicative of TB dissemination (i.e. generalized lymphadenopathy, abnormal chest X-Ray, Acid fast bacilli (AFB) positivity and absence of granuloma)
Abdominal lymphadenopathy nā€‰=ā€‰60 (49.6%) No-abdominal lymphadenopathy nā€‰=ā€‰61 (50.4%) P-Value
Generalized lymphadenopathy:
Present 30 (57%) 23 (43%) 0.170
Absent 20 (39%) 19 (30%)
Granuloma:
Present 46 (50%) 47 (50%) 0.960
Absent 14 (50%) 14(50%)
Abnormal findings on Chest X-ray:
Present 30 (64%) 17 (36%) 0.027
Absent 24 (41%) 34 (59%)
AFB smear positivity: (Ziehl Neelsen or fluorochrome stain)
Positive 39 (65%) 29 (47%) 0.053
Negative 21 (35%) 32 (53%)

Chi-square test.

Wamala et al.

Wamala et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2014 14:14   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-14-14

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