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Table 1 Hb reduction, peak reticulocyte count, and peak parasitaemia levels in the semi-immune mice strain on day minimum Hb was observed

From: Elevated IL-17 levels in semi-immune anaemic mice infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA

Parameters F1 Balb/c CBA p value#
N 11 5 4
Mean Hb reduction (SD) 48.6 (11.2) 54.0 (5.0) 62.7 (9.6) 0.088
Mean parasitaemia, % (SD) 3.5a (9.3) 2.6 (3.0) 27.5 (7.7) 0.012
Mean reticulocyte level, % (SD) 19.9 (8.5) 35.8 (17.8) 18.8 (15.1) 0.427
Mean of reticulocyte level/Hb reduction (SD) 0.41 (0.2) 0.64 (0.3) 0.28 (0.3) 0.240
Mean period, day (SD) at which Hbm was observed 13.4 (3.2) 15.2 (2.0) 13.5 (2.2) 0.520
  1. These are values of one experiment. Hb reduction is the difference between %Hb on day prior to first cycle infection and treatment, and day on which Hbm (minimum Hb). Hbm is the minimum Hb at which blood was harvested for serum. Similar observations were made in a repeat experiment
  2. SD standard deviation
  3. #One-way ANOVA with Tukey’s post-test
  4. aSignificantly lower than CBA