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Clinical Study

Frequent Detection of Anti-Tubercular-Glycolipid-IgG and -IgA Antibodies in Healthcare Workers with Latent Tuberculosis Infection in the Philippines

Table 1

Demographic and clinical data of study participants.

VariablesHCWs ( )HIV-AC ( )

Demographic data
 Gender: male; (%)16 (51.6)55 (96.5)<0.0001*
 Age year; median (range)35 (19~62)28 (19~48)0.03*
Laboratory findings
 Hemoglobin (g/dL) 0.36
 RBC (million/μL) 0.069
 WBC (103/μL) 0.01*
 Neutrophil (103/μL) 0.048*
 Lymphocyte (103/μL) 0.82
 Monocyte (/μL) <0.001*
 CD4+ T-cell count (/μL)ND NA
 QFT assay positive; (%)15 (48)13 (23)0.03*
 TBGL-IgG positive; (%)16 (51)33 (59)0.9
 TBGL-IgA positive; (%)6 (19)16 (29)0.87
 IFN-γ-nc (IU/mL) <0.001*
 TBGL-IgG (U/mL) 0.14
 TBGL-IgA (U/mL) 0.012*
 Serum IgG (mg/dL) 0.49
 Serum IgA (mg/dL) 0.058
 OPN (ng/mL) <0.00001*
 Leptin (ng/mL) <0.001*

Abbreviations: HCWs, healthcare workers; HIV-AC, newly diagnosed cases of asymptomatic human immune-deficiency virus infection; OPN, osteopontin; ND, not determined; NA, not applicable.
 values were presented as mean ± SD unless indicated otherwise; IFN-γ-nc: levels of IFN-γ, measured in the nonstimulated QFT-plasma samples; values for statistical differences between HCW and HIV-AC; * significant differences ( ).

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