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Table 2 Severity of pulmonary damage between M. tuberculosis Beijing strain and M. bovis BCG strain

From: The role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex species on apoptosis and necroptosis state of macrophages derived from active pulmonary tuberculosis patients

Variables n MTBC species OR 95% CI p-value
M. tuberculosis Beijing strain, n (%) M. bovis BCG strain, n (%)
NICE score
 Nodule     4.85 0.72–32.87 0.088
  Yes 19 17 (89.5) 2 (10.5)    
  No 11 7 (63.7) 4 (36.4)    
 Infiltrate/consolidation     NA NA NA
  Yes 30 24 (80.0) 6 (20.0)    
  No 0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)    
 Cavitas     NA NA 0.283
  Yes 4 4 (100.0) 0 (0.0)    
  No 26 20 (76.9) 6 (23.1)    
 Ectasis     10.00 1.34–74.51 0.013
  Yes 22 20 (90.0) 2 (9.15)    
  No 8 4 (50.0) 4 (50.0)    
 Severity of lung damage     7.60 1.07–54.09 0.028
  Mild 9 5 (9.5) 4 (55.6)    
  Severe 21 19 (90.5) 2 (44.4)