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Table 3 Positivity of MTB in different age groups (n = 356)

From: PCR could be a method of choice for identification of both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis

Sr. No. Types of Samples Found Positive < 20 years 21-40 years 41-60 years > 60 years Unknown age
1 Serum 2 0 1 1 0 0
2 Blood 32 7 12 9 4 0
3 Urine 105 13 43 40 9 0
4 CSF 32 7 13 6 5 1
5 Ascitic Fluid 90 3 19 45 14 9
6 Pleural Fluid 51 1 17 17 13 3
7 Pericardial Fluid 3 0 3 0 0 0
8 Pus 17 4 10 2 0 1
9 Bone Marrow 3 1 1 1 0 0
10 Sputum 14 3 3 2 5 1
11 BAL 7 0 0 4 3 0
12 Total 356 39 122 127 53 15
  1. MTB: Mycobacterium tuberculosis; CSF: cerebro spinal fluid; BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage;