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Volume 8, Number 11—November 2002

Dispatch

Two Cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. canetti

Jean Miltgen*Comments to Author , Marc Morillon*, Jean-Louis Koeck†, Anne Varnerot‡, Jean-François Briant*, Gilbert Nguyen*, Denis Verrot*, Daniel Bonnet*, and Véronique Vincent‡
Author affiliations: *Hôpital d’instruction des armées Laveran, Marseille, France; †Hôpital d’instruction des armées Val de Grâce, Paris, France; ‡Institut Pasteur, Paris, France;

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Laboratory values for both patients infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis subsp. canetti

Laboratory test Patient 1 Patient 2
Sedimentation rate (mm) 3 3
C-reactive protein (mg/L) 7.3 4.28
Fibrinogen (g/L) 3.64 6.3
Blood count
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 16.8 14.1
Platelets (x109/L) 194 274
White cells (x109/L) 10.10 9.54
Neutrophils (%) 66.2 69.4
Eosinophils (%) 2 8.6
Lymphocytes (%) 21.3 17.2
Basophils (%) 0.6 0.9
Monocytes (%) 9.9 3.9
Aspartate aminotransferase (U/L) 21 16
Alanine aminotransferase (U/L) 19 23
Creatinine (µmol/L) 89 97
Glucose (mmol/L) 4.7 4.4

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