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Table 3 Comparison of LH detection. EBV and CMV infections were studied in 1993–96 by serology only in 116 patients. In 1997–99 the combination of serology and DNA analysis of EBV, CMV and HHV-6 were performed in 70 patients. Percentage of positive cases is shown for each virus.

From: High incidence of Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and human herpesvirus 6 infections in children with cancer

  EBV CMV HHV-6
Symptomatic infection [%] detected by    
- serology only (1993–96) (n = 116) 13.8 6.0 -
- serology + DNA (1997–99) (n = 70) 30.0 20.0 18.6
Laboratory infection [%] detected by    
- serology only (1993–96) (n = 116) 33.6 34.5 -
- serology + DNA (1997–99) (n = 70) 37.1 38.6 32.9