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Table 2 Mean scores ± standard deviation (% of positive animals) for macroscopic lesions in the infection and the re-infection group at euthanasia *

From: The immune response against Chlamydia suis genital tract infection partially protects against re-infection

Tissue Macroscopic lesion Infection group Re-infection group
Vagina Congestion 0.0 ± 0.00 0.2 ± 0.45 (20)
  Serous exudate 0.6 ± 1.34 (20) 0.0 ± 0.00
Cervix Congestion 0.6 ± 1.34 (20) 0.2 ± 0.45 (20)
  Serous exudate 1.0 ± 1.41 (40) 0.4 ± 0.89 (20)
Uterus Congestion 0.8 ± 1.10 (40) 1.0 ± 1.22 (60)
  Hypertrophy 0.6 ± 1.34 (20) 0.0 ± 0.00
  Serous exudate 1.6 ± 1.52 (60) 0.0 ± 0.00
Uterine tubes Congestion 1.2 ± 1.10 (60) 0.4 ± 0.55 (40)
  Hypertrophy 0.6 ± 1.34 (20) 0.0 ± 0.00
  Serous exudate 1.2 ± 1.64 (40) 0.0 ± 0.00
Oviducts Serous exudate 0.6 ± 1.34 (20) 0.0 ± 0.00
Ovaries Congestion 0.4 ± 0.89 (20) 0.0 ± 0.00
Lig. Latum uteri Congestion 0.8 ± 0.84 (60) 0.4 ± 0.55 (40)
Mesovarium Congestion 1.6 ± 1.34 (80)a 0.2 ± 0.45 (20)
Mesosalpinx Congestion 1.4 ± 1.52 (60) 0.2 ± 0.45 (20)
Spleen Congestion 0.4 ± 0.89 (20) 0.0 ± 0.00
  Enlargement 0.0 ± 0.00 1.0 ± 1.41 (40)
Liver Congestion 0.2 ± 0.45 (20) 0.0 ± 0.00
Pelvic lymph nodes Congestion 1.6 ± 1.14 (80)a,c 0.0 ± 0.00c
  Enlargement 2.2 ± 1.3 (80)a 2.0 ± 1.22 (80)b
Cervical lymph node Enlargement 1.8 ± 1.64 (60) 0.4 ± 0.89 (20)
  1. *The mean score ± SD in the control group was 0.0 ± 0.00 for all tissues.
  2. aP < 0.05 for a comparison of the control group and the infection group.
  3. bP < 0.05 for a comparison of the control group and the re-infection group.
  4. cP < 0.05 for a comparison of the infection group and the re-infection group.