Table 2.

Association of Nestin Expression in the Keratinocytes of Leukoplakia Samples with Clinical and Pathological Factors (Chi-square Test).

Factor No. of Patients Nestin n (%) P Value

Negative (n=20) Positive (n=6)
Age
 <60 y 20 14 (70) 6 (30) 0.126
 ≥60 y 6 6 (100) 0 (0)

Gender
 Male 18 12 (66.7) 6 (33.3) 0.063
 Female 8 8 (100) 0 (0)

Site
 Tongue 1 1 (100) 0 (0) 0.803
 Buccal mucosa 18 14 (77.8) 4 (22.2)
 Floor of the mouth 7 5 (71.4) 2 (28.6)

Dysplasia status
 No dysplasia 10 7 (70) 3 (30) 0.508
 Dysplasia 16 13 (81.2) 3 (18.8)

Negative includes categories 0 and 1+, and positive includes categories 2+ and 3+.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2019 October; 10(4): e0024. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2019 October 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10378.