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Table 1 Characteristics of the subjects enrolled in the study. IQR: interquartile range. Mann-Whitney U test, **p < 0.01 and ****p < 0.001

From: 7-oxo-DHEA enhances impaired M. tuberculosis-specific T cell responses during HIV-TB coinfection

CharacteristicHIV-TB (n = 34)HD (n = 28)
Median CD4 + T cell count
(cell/ml)
162.5 (IQR: 34.8–270.0)789.0 (IQR: 627.2–1031.0) ****
Median viral load
(copies/ml)
86,637 (IQR: 9536–241,280)N/A
Median DHEA plasma concentration (ng/ml)4.4 (IQR: 2.3–8.7)0.8 (IQR: 0.7–4.4) **
Median 7-OD plasma
concentration (ng/ml)
10.9 (IQR: 4.7–45.7)5.0 (IQR: 3.0–7.1) **