Skip to main content

Table 1 Increases of joint diameter in rabbits injected with M. fermentans P-140, PG-18 and controls.

From: Experimental arthritis induced by a clinical Mycoplasma fermentans isolate

Days I.A. P-140* (S.D.) I.A. PG-18* (S.D.) Controls* (S.D.) Animals** I.T. P-140 (S.D.)
1 0 (0.0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 14 0 (0.0)
3 4.6 (0.9) 0.3 (0.8) 0.5 (0.2) 12 0.3 (0.2)
5 5.5 (0.6) 0.6 (0.9) 0.7 (0.3) 10 1.3 (0.4)
7 5.3 (0.8) 1.6 (0.5) 0.6 (0.2) 10 1.6 (0.7)
9 4.4 (0.7) 1.8 (0.8) 0.5 (0.4) 8 2.6 (0.2)
11 2.1 (0.6) 1.7 (0.6) 0.6 (0.1) 8 2.7 (0.1)
13 2.9 (0.5) 1.7 (0.4) 0.3 (0.2) 6 3.0 (0.3)
15 3.5 (0.7) 1.7 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 6 2.6 (0.1)
17 4.0 (0.5) 2.8 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 6 1.9 (0.1)
19 4.3 (0.3) 3.6 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 6 1.8 (0.1)
21 3.8 (0.1) 3.5 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 4 0.8 (0.2)
23 3.3 (0.4) 3.8 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 4 0.4 (0.0)
25 2.9 (0.3) 3.3 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 4 0 (0.0)
27 2.5 (0.2) 3.1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 2 0 (0.0)
29 2.5 (0.3) 2.4 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 2 0 (0.0)
31 2.5 (0.2) 2.4 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 2 0 (0.0)
33 2.5 (0.5) 2.4 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 2 0 (0.0)
  1. * The values are reported as percentages of increases in joint diameter. ** The means reported come from these numbers of animals. (The diameters were measured twice every third day during the experiment. Two rabbits of each experimental group and one from the control group were sacrificed on day 3,5,8,13,20,27 and 34 after the injection.) I.A. = Intraarticular injected I.T. = Intracheally injected S.D. = Standard deviation