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Table 2 Immunohistochemical and molecular-pathological investigations of the myocardium of sudden unexpected death victims

From: Sudden unexpected death related to enterovirus myocarditis: histopathology, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology diagnosis at post-mortem

No Enteroviral capsid protein VP1 T-lymphocytes (CD3) B-lymphocytes (CD19) Coxsackie B enterovirus by RT-PCR
1 + > 30 > 30 + (CVB3)
2 + > 30 27.6 + (CVB3)
3 + 23.3 > 30 + (CVB3)
4 + 24.9 > 30 + (CVB3)
5 + > 30 > 30 + (CVB1)
6 + > 30 > 30 + (CVB3)
  1. Mean values of T and B-lymphocytes; 20 counted high power fields (HPF; x400); and detection of enteroviral capsid protein VP1.