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Table 5 Comparison between mean DNA content of epithelial cells in positively stained urine smears of active and chronic patients

From: Genomic instability in complicated and uncomplicated Egyptian schistosomiasis haematobium patients

Study group Percent of patients with positive Feulgen staining of urine (100%) = 46 DNA content Mean ± SD
Active infection group 8.70% 2.2 ± 0.16
Chronic infection group 10.7% 3.74 ± 0.36