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Table 2 Detection and quantitation of HHV-6 according the type of acute leukemia at diagnosis

From: Quantitative analysis of human herpesvirus-6 genome in blood and bone marrow samples from Tunisian patients with acute leukemia: a follow-up study

Pathology Number of samples (blood/bone marrow) Detection of HHV-6 in blood/bone marrow (%) HHV-6 median load expressed as copies/million cells (range) in blood HHV-6 median load expressed as copies/million cells (range) in bone marrow
B-ALL 62 (31/30) 6/2 (19/7) 206 (41 – 1 225) 79 (34 – 123)
T-ALL 7 (5/2) 0 0 0
AML 64 (37/27) 3/1 (8/4) 68 (12 – 6 074 074) 12
All patients 133 (73/59) 9/3 (15/5) 206 (12 – 6 074 074) 34 (12–123)
  1. B-ALL: B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; T-ALL: T Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; AML: Acute Myeloid Leukemia.