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Table 2 Leucocyte formula of lamina propria cell suspensions from infected and non-infected rats

From: Cellular and molecular changes and immune response in the intestinal mucosa during Trichinella spiralis early infection in rats

  Lamina propria cellular suspensions
Control 3 dpi 6 dpi 13 dpi
Lymphocytes 52.05 ± 1.9a 50.2 ± 2.4 37.2 ± 1.03c 45.4 ± 1.8d
Macrophages 43.4 ± 2.2e 30.1 ± 1.9 32.0 ± 0.8 24.6 ± 5.5f
Eosinophils 2.6 ± 0.9g 13.2 ± 2.4h 24.7 ± 1.9i 20.1 ± 1.1j
Neutrophils 1.2 ± 0.4k 4.5 ± 1.1 5.7 ± 0.4 14.2 ± 1.0l
  1. Notes: Results are expressed as the mean cell percentage obtained for each leucocyte population in lamina propria cell suspensions from infected rats (n = 5/ dpi) and control rats (n = 5) ± SD. Data were analysed by two-way ANOVA followed by Tukey’s multiple comparisons test (nlme and multcomp packages, respectively; α = 0.05). Letters represent significant differences between infected and control animals: P = 0.0026: c vs a; P = 0.0053: h vs g; P = 0.0004: b vs a; P = 0.0005: d vs a, l vs k; P < 0.0001: c vs a, i vs g, f vs e, j vs g