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Table 2 Radiologic characteristics of inpatients with diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis admitted to the medical wards of a tertiary, referral hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa

From: Longer hospital stay is associated with higher rates of tuberculosis-related morbidity and mortality within 12 months after discharge in a referral hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa

   Cohorted   General  
Diagnosis of pneumonia (fever + pulmonary infiltrates of any aetiology)   211   132  
Radiological severity No X ray available 9 (4%) 24 (18%)
  Normal 13 (6%) 13 (10%)
  Mild 75 (36%) 28 (21%)
  Moderate 65 (31%) 33 (25%)
  Severe 49 (23%) 34 (26%)
Cavitary lesions Not cavitary 161 (76%) 121 (92%)
  Cavitary 50 (24%) 11 (8%)
Radiological extension Unilateral 127 (60%) 55 (42%)
  Bilateral 84 (40%) 77 (58%)