Table 3

PCR EBV detection in bone marrow of NHL patients according to infiltration status in RISH- and PCR -positive and negative cases

Patient N°

Morphology BM

Clonality* BM

EBER-ISH Tumour

EBV-PCR Tumour

EBV-PCR BM


19

Infiltrated

+

+

+

+

28

Infiltrated

-†

N

N

N

34

Not Infiltrated

N

N

N

N

36

Not Infiltrated

N

+

+

N

37

Not Infiltrated

+

+

+

+

38

Not Infiltrated

N

+

+

N

42

Not Infiltrated

N

+

+

N

43

Not Infiltrated

N

ND

N

N

44

Not Infiltrated

N

ND

N

N


* Monoclonal markers were identified by FR3/JH and FR2/JH amplifications, sensitivity 1–2 × 10-3; † case lacking clonal marker; BM, bone marrow; N, negative; ND, not done.

Hassan et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2006 1:17   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-1-17

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