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Table 5 Comparisons of the four different brain regions for infected mice only

From: Neurological and behavioral abnormalities, ventricular dilatation, altered cellular functions, inflammation, and neuronal injury in brains of mice due to common, persistent, parasitic infection

  Co D H Ce p-value*
PV Cuffing 1 2 2 1.5 0.12
  1-1 1–3 1–3 0–2  
Inflammation 1.5 1 1 0 0.37
  0–4 0–4 0–4 0–1  
Calcifications 0 0 0 2.5 0.02
  0–4 0–2 0-0 0–4  
Cysts 2.5 2 1.5 0 < 0.01
  0–4 0–7 0–2 0–1  
Inflammation w/cysts 0 0 0 0 0.70
  0–1 0–1 0–1 0-0  
Overall** 4.5 6 4.5 4 0.61
  2–12 1–13 3–10 3–6  
  1. Numbers in table are the median and range; n = 8; there were statistically significant differences in the four regions for calcifications and cysts; * From Friedman's test; **After summing across the 5 findings.
  2. Abbreviations: Co = Cortex; D = Diencephalon; H = Hippocampus; Ce = Cerebellum