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Table 1 Diagnostic categories of specimens tested.

From: Immunohistochemical diagnosis of abdominal and lymph node tuberculosis by detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex specific antigen MPT64

Diagnosis Cervical Lymph Nodes Intestinal wall Peritoneum Mesentric Lymph Nodes* Total number of specimens
CASES      
Tuberculosis 120 19 9 5 153
NEGATIVE CONTROLS      
Reactive/Non Specific inflammation 16 0 1 13 30
Foreign body granuloma# 10 0 0 0 10
Fungal granuloma 4 0 0 0 4
Parasitic granuloma 0 3 0 0 3
Malignancy 2 0 1 0 3
TOTAL 152 22 11 18 203
  1. * no associated intestinal lesion seen.
  2. # all foreign body granuloma were in skin biopsies.