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Table 1 Age, lymphocyte count, monocyte count, HHV-8 seropositivity, titer of anti-HHV-8 antibodies, and presence of HHV-8 DNA in TB patients and in age- and sex-matched healthy controls

From: Human herpesvirus type 8 in tuberculosis patients with effusion

  Agea (years) Lymphocyte counta/μL Monocyte counta/μL IFA (+) rateb Anti-HHV-8 with maximal dilution HHV-8 DNA
1:40 1:80 1:160 1:320 1:640 1:1280
Healthy controls 61.4 ± 14.1 1829 ± 495 315 ± 110 17.1 % (22/129) 15 6 0 0 1 0 0
P value   <0.0001c <0.0001c 0.009d 0.005e 0.03f
TB patients 61.3 ± 14.1 1291 ± 661g 552 ± 291g 29.7 % (40/129) 21 11 2 2 3 1 6
  1. HHV-8 human herpesvirus type 8, IFA mmunofluorescence assay, TB tuberculosis
  2. aMean ± standard deviation. bPositive in the IFA. c t-test. dχ2 test. eMann–Whitney test. fFisher’s exact test. gLymphocyte and monocyte counts of 9 TB patients were unavailable
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