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Table 4 Comparison of Micronuclei in three different cell types in arsenic exposed cases (Bowen's patients) and control (individuals with non- cancerous arsenic induced skin lesions)

From: Evaluation of cell types for assessment of cytogenetic damage in arsenic exposed population

Variable Case (N = 25) Control (N = 25) Significance
Male(N) 19 19 Matched
Female(N) 6 6 Matched
Age in years 47.4 46.7 Matched
Smoker 12 12 Matched
Mean MN count in lymphocyte (SD) 11.30 (3.48) 9.10 (2.61) < 0.01
Mean MN count in urothelial cells (SD) 7.11 (2.44) 5.80 (1.86) < 0.05
Mean MN count in oral cells (SD) 5.85 (2.12) 4.74 (1.75) < 0.04