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Table 1 The general characteristics of patients with thyroid malignancies and the morbidity of malignancy of patients with or without chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT)

From: The effect of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis on patients with thyroid cancer

   CLT(+) (n = 108) CLT(-) (n = 539)
Malignancy (-) (n = 503)   64 (59.3%) 439 (81.4%)
Malignancy (+) (n = 144)   44 (40.7%) 100 (18.6%)
  Age (years) 43.3 ± 13.2 48.3 ± 14.1
  Sex (female/male) 41/3 65/35
  Papillary carcinoma 41 (93.2%) 93 (93.0%)
  Follicular carcinoma 0 2 (2.0%)
  Medullary carcinoma 2 (4.5%) 2 (2.0%)
  Anaplastic carcinoma 0 3 (3.0%)
  Lymphoma 1 (2.3%) 0
  1. CLT, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis; CLT (+), malignancy of patients with CLT; CLT (-), malignancy of patients without CLT.