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Table 2 Quantification of N. meningitidis DNA in FFPE and FF tissue from patients with systemic meningococcal disease

From: Traceability and distribution of Neisseria meningitidis DNA in archived post mortem tissue samples from patients with systemic meningococcal disease

Patient No Age of tissue at isolation time for DNA (years) Type of organ Copies N. meningitidis DNA/μg human DNA
* not available
    FFPE FF
1 11 Lung 7.9x10e5  
Heart 2.9x10e5
Liver 8.2x10e5
Kidney 5.3x10e5
Spleen 9.1x10e4
Brain 0
2 10 Lung 1.0x10e6  
Heart 1.3x10e6
Liver 2.2x10e5
Kidney 8.3x10e5
Spleen 8.1x10e4
Brain 0
3 5 Lung 2.1x10e7 2.4x10e8
Heart 4.6x10e7 4.2x10e6
Liver 5.8x10e5 *
Kidney 3.2x10e6 6.3x10e7
Spleen 1.1x10e5 5.9x10e6
Brain 0 5.2x10e7
4 2 Lung 1.2x10e9 2.3x10e8
Heart 1.7x10e8 6.1x10e7
Liver 3.3x10e8 1.2x10e8
Kidney 1.4x10e7 8.3x10e7
Spleen * 4.3x10e7
Brain 2.8x10e5 *
5 6 Lung 1.5x10e7 4.1x10e7
Heart * 3.5x10e7
Liver * 1.7x10e7
Kidney * 9.9x10e6
Spleen * *
6 28 Lung 0  
Heart *
Liver 0
Kidney 0
Spleen 0
Brain 0
7 28 Lung 0  
Kidney 0
Brain 0