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Table 1 The number of mice with viable S. Typhimurium and granulomas in liver and spleen

From: Eradication of Salmonella Typhimurium infection in a murine model of typhoid fever with the combination of probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 and ofloxacin

Experimental groups Number (%) of mice with
  Salmonella Typhimurium Granulomas
  ileum blood liver liver spleen
Gr1 (ST) 111;2 3 113 164;5 117
n = 20 55% 15% 55% 80% 55%
Gr2 (ST+OFX) 21 1 3 86 07;8
n = 13 15% 8% 23% 62%  
Gr3 (ST+ME-3) 21 0 13 54 48
n = 13 15%   8% 38% 31%
Gr4 (ST+OFX+ME-3) 02 0 0 25;6 07;8
n = 13     15%  
  1. ST – Salmonella Typhimurium
  2. OFX – ofloxacin
  3. ME-3 – Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3
  4. 1 p = 0.032 Gr1 vs Gr2 and Gr3 viable ST in ileum
  5. 2 p = 0.002 Gr1 vs Gr4 viable ST in ileum
  6. 3 p = 0.009 Gr1 vs Gr3 viable ST in liver
  7. 4 p = 0.027 Gr1 vs Gr3 liver granulomas
  8. 5 p < 0.001 Gr1 vs Gr4 liver granulomas
  9. 6 p = 0.023 Gr2 vs Gr4 liver granulomas
  10. 7 p = 0.002 Gr1 vs Gr2 and Gr4 spleen granulomas
  11. 8 p = 0.048 Gr2 vs Gr3 and Gr4 vs Gr3 spleen granulomas