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  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Table 2: Comparison between categorical variables of age, gender, site, size, number, mobility of the swelling, duration of the swelling, and its association with pain and fever revealed significant association with acid-fast bacilli positivity in age <25 years, size of the swelling >2 cm, fixed/matted swelling, painless swellings, and longer duration (>2 weeks) of symptoms. The cheesy white/purulent looking aspirates on gross examination were significantly associated with acid-fast bacilli positivity

Table 2: Comparison between categorical variables of age, gender, site, size, number, mobility of the swelling, duration of the swelling, and its association with pain and fever revealed significant association with acid-fast bacilli positivity in age <25 years, size of the swelling >2 cm, fixed/matted swelling, painless swellings, and longer duration (>2 weeks) of symptoms. The cheesy white/purulent looking aspirates on gross examination were significantly associated with acid-fast bacilli positivity