Table 2: Serum CRP, ESR, RPV and PCV of pulmonary tuberculosis patients based on AFB load

Acid Fast Bacillus load
0 (No AFB/100 fields)
n = 42
1+ (10-99 AFB/100 fields)
n=11
2+(1-10 AFB/field in at least 50 fields)
n=23
3+ (>10AFB/field in at least 20 fields)
N=24
P - value
CRP(mg/L) 19.58 31.91 48.03 43.12 112.45 40.50 132.15 27.91 0.000
ESR (mm/hr) 30.45 17.80 30.73 18.04 90.87 22.77 98.92 24.21 0.000
RPV 1.67 0.49 1.70 0.48 2.10 0.46 3.15 0.53 0.000
PCV (L/L) 0.40 0.0 0.39 0.07 0.31 0.07 0.29 0.05 0.000