Table 3: Serum CRP, ESR, RPV and PCV of pulmonary tuberculosis patients based on duration of treatment

Duration of treatment
Parameters *Newly
n=46
2 Months
n=22
5 Months
n=23
7 Months
n=9
P - value
CRP (mg/L) 125.31 29.57 44.48 40.57 13.5710.17 5.99 3.17 0.000
ESR (mm/hr) 87.30 28.64 58.27 35.77 26.70 16.4 18.78 8.57 0.000
RPV 2.56 0.81 2.02 0.52 1.62 0.42 1.28 0.26 0.000
PCV (L/L) 0.31 0.07 0.37 0.05 0.40 0.04 0.43 0.04 0.000

Categories were based on the treatment phase of Directly Observed Therapy Newly: stands for newly diagnosed PTB patients