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Table 2 EABA intensity in different thyroid lesions

From: Endogenous avidin biotin activity (EABA) in thyroid pathology: immunohistochemical study

Thyroid disease Number of positive cases EABA Intensity
PTC (all) 57/65 +++
PTC (classical variant) 47/53 +++
PTC (follicular variant) 8/10 ++
PTC (oxyphilic variant) 1/1 +++
PTC (cribrifirm-morular variant) 1/1 +++
(nuclear)
Nodular goiter with benign nodular hyperplasia 1/9 ++
Lymphocytic thyroiditis 8/9 +++
Follicular adenoma 4/7 +
Follicular carcinoma 1/4 ++
  1. Note: + brown staining in less then 20% of cells; ++ brown staining between 20% – 60% of cells; +++ brown staining more than 60% of cells.