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Table 3 Comparison of characteristics of CD with different distributions of EBV.

From: Possible roles of Epstein-Barr virus in Castleman disease

  GC-EBV IF-EBV P-value
  N = 12 N = 6  
Age(years) 37.1 23.2 0.064
Male/Female 5/7 5/1 0.046*
Location of CD    N.S.
   Neck 6 2  
   Mediastinum 2 3  
   Axilla 2 0  
   others 2 1  
Greatest Diameter (cm) 3.5 6.1 0.003*
Vascularity    0.010*
   High 10 0  
   Low 2 6  
  1. CD: Castleman disease, GC-EBV: EBV was mainly detected in germinal centers, IF-EBV: EBV was detected mainly in inter-follicular area, EBV: Epstein-Barr virus, N.S.: Not Significant, *: P-value < 0.05
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