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Table 3 Intensity of immunohistochemical staining by two antibodies in relation to granuloma features.

From: Immunohistochemical diagnosis of abdominal and lymph node tuberculosis by detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex specific antigen MPT64

Granuloma characteristics Intensity of anti-BCG staining Intensity of anti-MPT64 staining
  Mild Moderate Strong Mild Moderate Strong
Organization       
Well Organised 46* 38 9 8 51** 34
Non Organised 28 8 1 13 14 10
Necrosis       
Non Necrotic 30 23 4 4 29 24
Necrotic 44 23 6 17 36*** 20
  1. *p = .02, **p = .001, ***p = .026