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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 3

Comparison between TBGL-IgG or TBGL-IgA-positive and -negative HIV-AC.

VariablesTBGL-IgGTBGL-IgA
Positive ( )Negative ( ) Positive ( )Negative ( )

Age; median (range)28 (19~48)30 (19~41)0.1831.5 (19~48)28 (19~45)0.038*
Gender: male; (%)33 (100)21 (91.3)0.4316 (100)38 (95)1
CD4 count (/μL); mean (range)436 (13~1466)450 (60~851)0.45346 (46~1125)480 (13~1466)0.06
QFT positive; (%)8 (24.2)5 (21.7)0.5453 (19)10 (25)0.45
TBGL-IgA positive; (%)12 (36.4)4 (17.4)0.1
TBGL-IgG positive; (%)12 (75)21 (52.5)0.14
IFN-γ-nc (IU/mL) 0.4 0.9
TBGL-IgA (U/mL) 0.041*
TBGL-IgG (U/mL) 0.042*
Serum IgG (mg/dL) 0.5 0.46
Serum IgA (mg/dL) 0.37 0.015*
OPN (ng/mL) 0.67 0.03*
Leptin (ng/mL) 0.68 0.07

Abbreviations: HIV-AC, newly diagnosed cases of asymptomatic human immune-deficiency virus infection; OPN, osteopontin.
mean ± SD; IFN-γ-nc: levels of IFN-γ, measured in the nonstimulated QFT-plasma samples; for statistical differences between QFT-positive and QTF-negative groups; *significant differences ( ).

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