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Table 3 Predictors of NTM infection in patients with TAK (Univariate analysis)

From: The clinical features of pulmonary artery involvement in Takayasu arteritis and its relationship with ischemic heart diseases and infection

Variables HR (95% CI) P value
Age 0.99 (0.94–1.04) 0.577
Duration from onset 0.99 (1.00–1.01) 0.104
Maximum PSL dose 1.00 (0.95–1.05) 0.982
Immunosuppressants 0.92 (0.17–5.00) 0.920
Biologics 8.44 (1.67–42.67) 0.010
PAI 34.86 (4.07–298.53) 0.001
  1. Univariate analysis with the Cox proportional-Hazards model for the risk for NTM infection. NTM nontuberculous mycobacterium, TAK Takayasu arteritis, PSL predonisolone (mg/day), PAI pulmonary artery involvement, HR hazard ratio, CI confidence interval