Table 1: Individual patient characteristics. Severity of smear at entry was subdivided as 0 (no acid-fast bacilli (AFB) on smear), ± (1-2 AFB per 300 fields), 1+ (1–9 AFB per 100 fields), 2+ (more than 10 AFB per 100 fields), and 3+ (more than 10 AFB per fields).

IDAgeSexSmear at entryCRP at entry (mg/dl)CRP after 60 days (mg/dl)

183M13.680
263F32.390.39
361F210.43.55
464M20.170
536F24.931.14
643M30.60.18
766M312.7913.09
833F20.020.02
956M20.040.05
1063M310.458.7
1171M30.690
1271M311.313.91
1368M35.125.27
1469F22.40.17
1557M37.362.99
1654M316.521.15
1783M22.711.28
1832M20.110.11
1947M311.474.67
2046M20.440.06
2164M20.851.59
2251M21.780.2
2368M31.90.83
2478F34.21.73
2576F22.871.76
2638F30.560.5
2727F14.730.27
2834F21.430.01
2954M26.122.8
3062F318.636.52
3159M26.127.92
3227M34.041.66
3331M11.760.05