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Table 2 Detection of Epstein–Barr virus in mouthwash samples by PCR/Southern blot

From: Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have abnormally elevated Epstein–Barr virus load in blood

Status Healthy volunteers (n [%]) SLE patients (n [%])
EBV-positive 59 (94.0) 65 (98.5)
   Type 1 22 (35.0) 26 (39.5)
   Type 2 4 (6.0) 3 (4.5)
   Types 1 and 2 33 (53.0) 36 (54.5)
EBV-negative 4 (6.0) 1 (1.5)
Total 63 (100) 66 (100)
  1. EBV, Epstein–Barr virus.