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Table 3 (1-3)-β-D-glucan and Candida mannan levels in serum samples of different groups of patients

From: Levels of (1→3)-β-D-glucan, Candida mannan and Candida DNA in serum samples of pediatric cancer patients colonized with Candidaspecies

Colonization Status No. of patients No. of samples BDG (pg/μl) GM ± SD Mannan (ng/ml) GM ± SD
    ≥80 <80 - ≥60 <60   ≥0.5 <0.5 - ≥0.25 <0.25  
Colonized 20 36 8 5 23 46.98 ± 30.22 - 2 34 0.166 ± 0.044
Persistently colonized 10 20 3 5 12 46.60 ± 29.30 - 1 19 0.169 ± 0.046
One-time colonized 10 16 5 - 11 47.45 ± 32.30 - 1 15 0.164 ± 0.044
Non-colonized 9 11 - - 11 36.77 ± 9.96 - 1 10 0.161 ± 0.06
  1. GM, Geometric mean; SD, Standard deviation