Table 4.: Prevalence of oral mucosal pathology and oral mucositis according to blood cell count in patients with active chemotherapy (N=41).

Cell Type Group (N) Prevalence of Oral Mucosal Pathology (N) p-value Prevalence of Oral Mucositis (N) p-value
RBC Normal (22)
Abnormal (19)
23% (5)
53% (10)
0.600 14% (3)
37% (7)
0.144
 
WBC Normal (21)
Abnormal (20)
9% (2)
65% (13)
<0.001 9% (2)
40% (8)
0.032
 
Platelet Normal (23)
Abnormal (18)
26% (6)
50% (9)
0.191 26% (6)
22% (4)
1.000
 
PMN Normal (26)
Abnormal (15)
27% (7)
53% (8)
0.108 19% (5)
33% (5)
0.453

RBC: Normal: >4x10^12; Abnormal: ≤4x10^12WBC: Normal: >4x10^9; Abnormal: ≤4x10^9Platelet: Normal: >200x10^9; Abnormal: ≤200x10^9PMN: Normal: >1x10^9; Abnormal: ≤1x10^9

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