TABLE 1.

C. parvum mucosal form counts and mean VH, CD, and VH/CD ratios on day 7 p.i, in the ilea of control uninfected and infected rats

Rat groupMean ± SEMa
No. of C. parvum mucosal forms/mmVH (μm)CD (μm)VH/CD
Control (uninfected)0264.5 ± 16.224.7 ± 1.311.08 ± 1.3
IoI infected30 ± 11178.8 ± 8.8†35 ± 2.2‡5.34 ± 0.4‡
NoI infected52 ± 13*111.9 ± 9.4§35.1 ± 2.7‡3.72 ± 0.5§
  • a *, P < 0.05 NoI- versus IoI-infected rats (Student t test). †, P < 0.05; ‡, P < 0.01; §, P < 0.001 (significantly different from the control [one-way ANOVA]).