Table 2

Presence of immune reactions or elastosis in basal cell carcinomas.

Characteristic

Infiltrative1

(n = 15)

Nodular1

(n = 60)

Superificial1

(n = 23)

P1

(Infiltrative-Nodular)

P2

(Infiltrative-Superficial)

P3

(Nodular-Superficial)


Immune

Reaction

4 (0.27)

18 (0.30)

12 (0.52)

1.0

0.32

0.14


Elastosis

8 (0.53)

12 (0.20)

6 (0.26)

0.0057

0.17

0.37


Chi-squared tests were used except where an individual cell had a value less than five in which case a Fisher's exact test was used

1 Data are presented as totals and proportions

P1 = p-value obtained for the difference between the median variable values between the infiltrative and nodular subtypes

P2 = p-value obtained for the difference between the median variable values between the infiltrative and superficial subtypes

P3 = p-value obtained for the difference between the median variable values between the nodular and superficial subtypes

Lesack and Naugler BMC Dermatology 2012 12:1   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-12-1

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