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Table 1 The demographic and clinical characteristics of the study participants

From: Elevated anti-Zta IgG levels and EBV viral load are associated with site of tumor presentation in endemic Burkitt's lymphoma patients: a case control study

Parameters Controls
(n = 25)
BL
(n = 32)
P valuea BL with abdominal
(n = 16)
BL with jaw
(n = 14)
P valuea
Mean age years [range]* 7.6[5.5-10] 7.5[5-11] n.s. 9.2[6.3-11] 5.6[3.8-6.50] 0.0018
Gender
n (% male)
16(64) 21(66) n.s. 11(79) 9(56) n.s
Parasitemia
n (% positive)
17(68) 4(13) < 0.0001 4(29) 0(0) < 0.0001
LDH (U/l)
[SEM] **
467 (19.1) 1378(165.1) < 0.0001 1716(236.2) 994.6(231.3) < 0.0001
EBV viral load (Log copies/ml)[SEM] .996 (0.36) 3.552(0.26) < 0.0001 3.32(0.308) 3.81(0.407) 0.0483
  1. *Data are presented as medians (in brackets are the 25th and 75th percentiles). a Mann-Whitney test was used to determine differences in medians between controls and BL patients and between patients with jaw and abdominal tumors. n.s denotes non significant p values. Abbreviation: BL, Burkitt's Lymphoma; LDH, lactose dehydrogenase; SEM, standard error of mean. **n = 30 BL patients