Table 1.

Outcome of pregnancy in C3H/HeJ mice after experimental UTI with E. coli

GroupNo. of mice (%)Day of deliveryNo. of mice delivering% Mortality of pups born (no. died/ total no.)
TotalPretermTerm
E. coliDr+ 2119b (90)2 (10)111a 53.6c,d (37/69)
121a
151a
161a
178a
187a
191
201
E. coliDr 101 (10)9 (90)181a 18 (10/55)
192
207
Control100 (0)10 (100)1929.5 (6/63)
208
  • a Animals delivering preterm (on or before day 18 of pregnancy; before 90% gestation).

  • b Significantly different from the values obtained for the E. coli Dr and control groups (P = 0.03).

  • c Significantly different from the value obtained for the E. coli Dr group (P = 0.007).

  • d Significantly different from the value obtained for the control group (P < 0.001).