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Table 1 The characteristics of metastatic melanoma (MM) patients and healthy controls (HC)

From: Favorable in vitro effects of combined IL-12 and IL-18 treatment on NK cell cytotoxicity and CD25 receptor expression in metastatic melanoma patients

   MM HC
   n = 26 n = 36
Age:    
  Range 36-67 37-73
  Median 51 54
Gender:    
  Male 14 17
  Female 12 19
Metastases:    
  Distant skin   10
  Subcutaneous layer   7
  Distant lymph nodes:   16
 axillary   8
 inguinaly   7
 retroperitonealy   1
  Lungs   10
  Liver   10
  Spleen   3
  Suprarenal gland   4
  Bones   3
LDH serum values:    
  normal (<460 IU/l)   20
  increased (>460 IU/l)   16
Classification of distant metastases:    
  M1a   11
  M1b   7
  M1c   18