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Table 2 Characteristics of ATL patients a

From: Interleukin 32γ (IL-32γ) is highly expressed in cutaneous and mucosal lesions of American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis patients: association with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and IL-10

  bCL cML
Male 19/24 6/10
Female 5/24 4/10
Age (years) 38.5 ± 15.1 57.2 ± 17.9
Number of lesions 3.5 ± 5.0 _
Size of Lesions (cm) 2.7 ± 2.2 _
Time of lesions (months) 7.2 ± 10.2 117.0 ± 51.0
d MST (mm) 16.1 ± 7.6 21.4 ± 13.8
Positive diagnostic test results% (positive/total tested)
e PCR 83.3 (20/24) 87.5 (7/8)
f IHC 69.6 (16/23) 66.6 (6/9)
g IFI 41.2 (7/17) 50.0 (4/8)
MST 76.2 (16/21) 100 (8/8)
  1. aThirty four ATL patients who were assisted at Hospital de Doenças Tropicais Anuar Auad (Goiânia - Goiás, West Central, Brazil), 24 with bCL (Cutaneous Leishmaniasis) and 10 with cML (mucosal leishmaniasis). dMST: Montenegro skin test; ePCR: polymerase chain reaction for Leishmania genus; fIHC: histopathological exam with immunohistochemistry for amastigotes; gIFI: indirect immunofluorescence; 21 patients were from West Central region of Brazil (including 9 with ML; one was from South East); 10 from North and one from North East.