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Table 3 Effects of probiotics or yogurt administration on worm burden, liver tissue eggs load, granuloma size and count of S. mansoni infected mice

From: Probiotics and yogurt modulate oxidative stress and fibrosis in livers of Schistosoma mansoni-infected mice

Groups Mean number of worms ± SEM Reduction on worm burden (%) Ova count in liver (ova/mg tissue) ± SEM Reduction on ova count (%) Granuloma size (μm2) Granuloma number per area (mm)
Vehicle control 17.4 ± 2.47 11.4 ± 1.08 1,103,658 ± 2106 11.6 ± 2.3
PZQ 3.8 ± 1.12a 78.2 2.3 ± 0.71a 79.8 864,627 ± 1137a 6.2 ± 1.7a
Pre-Probiotics+infection 5.6 ± 1.41a 67.8 3.1 ± 0.21a 72.8 984,273 ± 1637a 8.1 ± 1.2a
Probiotics+infection 7.0 ± 0.89a 59.8 5.2 ± 0.39a 54.4 1,067,435 ± 2318 9.4 ± 2.3a
Pre-Yogurt+infection 4.8 ± 1.28a 72.4 2.7 ± 0.34a 76.3 361,474 ± 864a 5.8 ± 2.1a
Yogurt+infection 6.2 ± 1.06a 64.4 4.3 ± 0.28a 62.3 635,417 ± 1268a 6.9 ± 1.8a
  1. Values are means ± SEM (n = 7). ap < 0.05, significant change with respect to Vehicle control