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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and lesional MCPyV data of patients with LCS

From: High viral load of Merkel cell polyomavirus DNA sequences in Langerhans cell sarcoma tissues

Patient Age (years) Sex Tissue Q-PCR (Viral load)* MCPyV large T antigen (CM2B4)
LCS1 81 F Skin - -
LCS2 73 M LN - -
LCS3 72 F Salivary gland + (0.453) -
LCS4 61 M Lung + (0.772) -
LCS5 62 M LN + (0.328) -
LCS6 40 M LN - -
LCS7 81 F LN - -
  1. The median age of the LCS patients (n = 7) was 72 years (range, 42–81 years of age). *Positive control (MCC):+ (Viral load = 1.0), Negative control (double distilled water): −. Viral load, relative levels of MCPyV. Abbreviations: LCS Langerhans cell sarcoma, LN lymph node, MCC Merkel cell carcinoma, MCPyV Merkel cell polyomavirus, Q-PCR multiplex quantitative PCR for MCPyV.