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Table 1 Demographics and clinical features of patients with PC

From: The clinical and radiological characteristics of pulmonary cryptococcosis in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients

Clinical characteristics Total (n = 39) Immunocompetent
patients(n = 29)
Immunocompromised
patients(n = 10)
P values
Gender (male) 21 16 5 0.78
Current or ex-smoker 7 4 3 0.25
Clinical symptoms     
Cough 6 4 2 0.64
Sputum 6 4 2 0.64
Chest pain 4 2 2 0.24
Chest distress 3 2 1 0.75
Hemoptysis 1 1 0 0.55
Fever 1 0 1 0.08
Comorbidities     
Malignancy 8 0 8  
Environmental exposures 2 2 0  
Diabetes mellitus 2 0 2  
History of tuberculosis 1 0 1  
History of organ transplantation 1 0 1  
Diagnosis by     
Surgery 38 29 9  
Percutaneous translung biopsy 1 0 1  
Type of surgery     0.19
Wedge resection 22 18 4  
Lobectomy 14 10 4  
Segmentectomy 3 1 2  
Initial diagnosis before surgery     
Primary lung cancer 20 18 2 0.06
Pulmonary metastasis 5 0 5 0.001
Non-specific granulomatous disease 6 5 1 0.68
Pulmonary tuberculosis 2 2 0 0.42
Infectious disease 2 2 0 0.42
Benign lesions 9 7 2 0.93
Pulmonary cryptococcosis 1 0 1 0.06
Hamartoma 2 2 0 0.42