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Table 3 Mean scores ± standard deviation for the presence of C. suis in urogenital tissues of 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 Infection group Re-infection group
Vagina 1.80 ± 1.10a 2.00 ± 1.41b
Cervix 2.00 ± 1.87 0.40 ± 0.55
Corpus uteri 0.80 ± 0.45 0.20 ± 0.45
Uterine horn R 1.40 ± 0.89a,c 0.40 ± 0.55c
Uterine horn L 0.20 ± 0.45 0.40 ± 0.55
Oviduct R 0.80 ± 1.30 0.80 ± 1.30
Oviduct L 1.40 ± 0.89a,c 0.50 ± 0.58c
Ovary R 1.60 ± 1.34a 0.20 ± 0.45
Ovary L 0.80 ± 1.30 0.00 ± 0.00
Urethra 1.20 ± 1.30 1.20 ± 1.10b
  1. *The mean score ± SD in the control group was 0.00 ± 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.