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Table 3 Relationship between clinical stage of tuberculosis meningitis and chest radiography findings

From: Clinical, radiological and laboratory findings in 185 children with tuberculous meningitis at a single centre and relationship with the stage of the disease

Chest radiography findings Stage I Stage II Stage III p
(n = 68) n (%) (n = 57) n (%) (n = 60) n (%)
Abnormal chest radiography 40 (44.4) 31 (34.4) 19 (21.1) 0.005
Parenchymal involvement 18 (39.1) 18 (39.1) 10 (21.7) NS
Miliary opacities 16 (64.0) 6 (24.0) 3 (12.0) 0.007
Mediastinal lymphadenopathy 14 (38.9) 11 (30.6) 11 (30.6) NS
Atelectasis 1 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (50.0) NS
Pleural effusion 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (100.0) NS
  1. NS not significant