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Table 3 Comparison of TB characteristics and therapies

From: The effect of anti-cancer and anti-tuberculosis treatments in lung cancer patients with active tuberculosis: a retrospective analysis

variable TB treatment
n (%)
Diagnostic method
 Sputum smear 19 (61.3)
 Sputum culture 12 (38.7)
TB patients classification
 New patients 30 (96.8)
 Previously treated patients 1 (3.2)
The time of anti-TB treatment
 before anti-cancer chemotherapy 9 (29.0)
 at the same time 17 (54.8)
 after anti-cancer chemotherapy 5 (16.1)
Anti-TB treatment regimen
 2HRZE/4HR 3 (9.7)
 6HRE 23 (74.2)
 9HR 5 (16.1)
Duration of concurrent chemotherapy (months) 3.4 ± 1.5
Treatment completion rate
 Completion 25 (80.6)
 Delay completion 2 (6.5)
 Active withdrawal 4 (12.9)
Treatment outcome
 Cured 18 (58.1)
 Treatment completed 7 (22.6)
 Treatment failed 2 (6.5)
 Died 0 (0)
 Lost to follow-up 4 (12.9)