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Table 2 Hematology results of Acanthamoeba spp. infected immunocompetent, immunosuppressed and control groups

From: Changes in the immune system in experimental acanthamoebiasis in immunocompetent and immunosuppressed hosts

Parameter/group Group A (n = 10) Group C (n = 10) Group AS (n = 10) Group CS (n = 10) Kruskal-Wallis test
WBC (G/l) AM ± SD 1.83 ± 0.55 1.38 ± 0.33 1.57 ± 0.85 1.92 ± 1.05 H = 2.03, df = 3, P = 0.57
Median 1.89 1.27 1.53 1.89
Range 1.14–2.74 1.12–1.85 0.63–3.41 0.40–3.60
LYM (G/l) AM ± SD 1.11 ± 0.27 1.11 ± 0.25 0.92 ± 0.56a 0.65 ± 0.38a H = 12.04, df = 3, P = 0.04
Median 1.08 1.05 0.84 0.55
Range 0.78–1.51 0.89–1.47 0.00–1.68 0.32–1.08
NEU (G/l) AM ± SD 0.01 ± 0.01 0.02 ± 0.01 0.03 ± 0.07 0.01 ± 0.01 H = 3.32, df = 3, P = 0.47
Median 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
Range 0.00–0.01 0.00–0.02 0.00–0.24 0.00–0.02
MONO (G/l) AM ± SD 0.11 ± 0.12b 0.08 ± 0.13 0.36 ± 0.87b,c 0.06 ± 0.10c H = 6.48, df = 3, P = 0.02
Median 0.04 0.02 0.05 0.05
Range 0.01–0.27 0.00–0.27 0.00–2.80 0.00–0.30
EOS (G/l) AM ± SD 0.02 ± 0.01   0.06 ± 0.19 0.17 ± 0.28 H = 0.71, df = 3, P = 0.86
Median 0.01   0.03 0.01
Range 0.00–0.02 0 0.01–0.60 0.01–0.50
BASO (G/l) AM ± SD 0.27 ± 0.13 0.13 ± 0.07 0.23 ± 0.17d 0.05 ± 0.08d H = 7.75, df = 3, P = 0.01
Median 0.23 0.13 0.24 0.02
Range 0.14–0.49 0.09–0.49 0.01–0.61 0.01–0.20
RBC (T/l) AM ± SD 9.30 ± 0.37 9.64 ± 0.10 9.18 ± 0.42 8.47±3.19 H = 4.41, df = 3, P = 0.22
Median 9.34 9.62 9.24 9.59
Range 8.7–9.7 9.5–9.8 8.3–9.68 9.02–10.1
HGB (mmol/l) AM ± SD 9.01 ± 0.34 9.37 ± 0.15 8.91 ± 0.33 9.16 ± 0.30 H = 4.92, df = 3, P = 0.17
Median 9.0 9.04 9.0 9.27
Range 8.6–9.6 9.2–9.5 8.30–9.2 8.70–9.6
HCT (L/l) AM ± SD 0.41 ± 0.009 0.43 ± 0.01 0.41 ± 0.02 0.42 ± 0.01 H = 2.02, df = 3, P = 0.57
Median 0.41 0.43 0.41 0.41
Range 0.40–0.43 0.41–0.43 0.38–0.43 0.40–0.43
PLT (G/l) AM ± SD 633.3 ± 176.6e 481.4 ± 277.6e 866.8 ± 60.3 912.0 ± 109.3 H = 4.60, df = 3, P = 0.02
Median 646.5 355.0 889.5 880.0
Range 432.0–932.0 204.0–808.0 746.0–950.0 803.0–1120.0
  1. aP ≤ 0.01 for the significance of difference AS vs CS (Mann-Whitney U-test, U = 78)
  2. bP ≤ 0.02 for the significance of difference A vs AS (Mann-Whitney U-test, U = 51)
  3. cP ≤ 0.03 for the significance of difference AS vs CS (Mann-Whitney U-test, U = 57.5)
  4. dP ≤ 0.01 for the significance of difference AS vs CS (Mann-Whitney U-test, U = 76)
  5. eP ≤ 0.05 for the significance of difference A vs C (Mann-Whitney U-test, U = 52)
  6. Abbreviations: Group A, immunocompetent infected group; Group C, immunocompetent control group; Group AS immunosuppressed infected group; Group CS, immunosuppressed non-infected group; G, giga; AM, arithmetic mean; SD, standard deviation