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Table 1 Studies reporting EBV detection in TET

From: Association between Epstein-Barr virus and Thymic epithelial tumors: a systematic review

YearStudy (reference)CountryDetection methodPathological typeMGNo. assessedNo. positive
1988McGuire et al. [13]ChinaSBHT, LT, TIMG116
1990Inghirami et al. [14]USA, ItalySBH, PCRTMG160
1990Borisch et al. [15]GermanyISH, SBHNT, THMG510
1992Mann et al. [16]USAISHLT, T/TC40/70/1
1993Wu et al. [17]ChinaISHT/TC21/200/1
1993Fujii et al. [18]JapanISHT/TC7/80/1
2000Hishima et al. [19]JapanISHT/TC18/90
2000Engel et al. [20]DenmarkISHT/TC105/520
2001Tateyama et al. [21]JapanISHT/TC9/24/1
2002Chen et al. [22]ChinaISH, PCRT/TC78/210/6
2010Cavalcante et al. [6]ItalyISH, IH, PCRTH, LT, TIMG1717
2011Meyer et al. [8]GermanyISH, IHLTMG440
2011Cavalcante et al. [7]ItalyPCRTH, LT, TIMG1912
2011Kakalacheva et al. [9]EuropeISH, IH, PCRLTMG161
2013Jing et al. [23]ChinaISH, IHTHMG300
2017Cavalcante et al. [23]ItalyPCR    
  1. EBV, Epstein-Barr virus; TET, thymic epithelial tumors; SBH, Southern blot hybridization; PCR, polymerase chain reaction; ISH, in situ hybridization; IH, immunohistochemistry; MG, myasthenia gravis; LT, lymphofollicular thymitis; T, thymoma; TH, thymic hyperplasia; TI, thymic involution; NT, normal thymus; TC, thymic carcinoma