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Table 1 Characteristics of MPM patients and non-MPM subjects with a history of asbestos exposure

From: Serum HMGB1 as a prognostic marker for malignant pleural mesothelioma

   Cases (%) Total
MPM    
  Age 65.5±9.2  
  Gender Male / Female 44(72.1)/ 17(27.9) 61
  Histology Epithelioid 43(70.6)  
   Sarcomatoid 8(13.1)  
   Biphasic 6(9.8)  
   Desmoplastic 3(4.9)  
   Anaplastic 1(1.6)  
  Stage I / II / III / IV 7(11.5)/ 6(9.8) / 11(18.0) / 37(60.7)  
Non-MPM*    
  Age 67.1±10.3  
  Gender Male / Female 39(86.7) / 6(13.3) 45
  CT findings Plaque 24(53.3)  
   Asbestosis 0(0.0)  
   Plaque and asbestosis 2(4.5)  
   None 19(42.2)  
  1. *All individuals were exposed to asbestos.
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