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Volume 7, Number 1—February 2001

Hospital Control and Multidrug-Resistant Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Female Patients, Lima, Peru

Field F. Willingham*†‡, Tracy L. Schmitz‡§, Macbeth Contreras‡, Sheela E. Kalangi‡¶, Aldo M. Vivar‡, Luz Caviedes#, Eduardo Schiantarelli**, Paola Maurtua Neumann†‡, Caryn Bern‡‡, Robert H. Gilman†‡#Comments to Author , and the Working Group on TB in Peru
Author affiliations: *University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; †Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ‡Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina, y Agricultura (PRISMA), Lima, Peru; §Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; ¶University of Arizona School of Public Health, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; #Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru; **Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, Lima, Peru; ‡‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture-positive patients, by admission diagnosis, Lima, Peru

M. tuberculosis culture-positive patients
Characteristic Suspected TB
N=27, n (%) TB not suspected
N=13, n (%)
Median age (range) 27 (18-87)a 58 (22-96)a
Cough 27 (100)b 8 (62)b
Cough for > 2 weeks 20 (74) c 5 (39) c
Weight loss 25 (93) c 8 (62) c
Hemoptysis 10 (37) 2 (15)
Fever 16 (59) 8 (62)
Anorexia 13 (48) 9 (69)
Dyspnea 17 (63) 5 (39)
Prior history of TB 8 (30) 1 (8)
Family history of TB 10 (37) 2 (15)
Smear positive 20 (74) 6 (46)
MDRTB 2 (7)c 6 (46)c
MDRTB and smear positive 2 (7) 3 (23)

ap value < 0.05 by Wilcoxon 2-sample test.
bp value < 0.01 by Fisher's exact 2-tailed test.
cp value < 0.05 by Fisher's exact 2-tailed test.
MDRTB = Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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1Other members of the Working Group on TB in Peru include Oswaldo Bisbal, Anna Bowen, Rosa Cama, William Checkley, Scott Franzblau, Luis Miguel Frachie, Patricia Fuentes, Hugo Garcia, Guillermo Lescano, Cheryl Liechty, Sonia Montenegro, Guillermo Salazar, Patricia Sheen, Eduardo Ticona, Teresa Valencia, and Richard Witzig.

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