Table 3

Main characteristics of 24 tuberculosis patients

CharacteristicsHIV positive (n=19)HIV negative (n=5)
Mode of detection
 passive case finding101
 6 monthly chest radiography94
Type of tuberculosis
 only pulmonary (typical presentation3-150)12  (8)5  (5)
 pulmonary+extra-pulmonary (typical presentation3-150)5 (1)0
Mean CD4 cell number per μl (SD) 390 (220)800 (180)
TB diagnosis after 1 January 1993 92
Occurrence in RFLP cluster5 (55%)2 (100%)
  • 3-150 Focal infiltration with or without cavitation in apical segments of upper or lower lobes. Data from 14 HIV positive and 2 HIV negative patients. Date after which RFLP became systematically available.