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Table 1 Comparison of onset of CMV infection between patients with and without CMV disease

From: CMV infection of liver transplant recipients: comparison of antigenemia and molecular biology assays

  ONSET OF CMV INFECTION (days)  
  WITHOUT WITH CMV  
  CMV DISEASE DISEASE  
  Mean Min-max Mean Min-max p a)
Antigenemia pp65 b) 35 20-69 28 17-35 n.s.
CMV monitor c) 51 32-70 29 23-35 <0.029
CMV pp67 mRNA 51d) 37-69d) 28 17-35 <0.026
  1. a) p = significance level for the difference between patients with and without disease, according to the Mann-Whitney U test; n.s.= not significant b) Antigenemia results are given as positive cells per 50,000 cells c) CMV monitor results are given as copies/mL d) Two patients without CMV disease were always negative by CMV pp67 mRNA. Thus onset of CMV infection by this assay only includes data for 3/5 patients without CMV disease.