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Table 2 Histological characteristics of human colon tissue

From: Digital imaging of colon tissue: method for evaluation of inflammation severity by spatial frequency features of the histological images

  n Acute inflammatory cell infiltrate Chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate Crypt abscesses Mucin depletion Surface epithelial integrity Crypt architectural irregularities
UC 6       
 Means   1.83 ± 0.75 2.33 ± 0.82 1.50 ± 0.55 2.33 ± 0.82 2.17 ± 0.75 2.00 ± 0.63
 Min/max ranges   1 to 3 1 to 3 1 to 2 1 to 3 1 to 3 1 to 3
Control 9       
 Means   0.25 ± 0.46# 0.38 ± 0.52# 0.00 ± 0.00# 0.13 ± 0.35# 0.13 ± 0.35# 0.00 ± 0.00#
 Min/max ranges   0 to 1 0 to 1 0 0 to 1 0 to 1 0
  1. Analysis of histological parameters was performed as described in Methods. # Statistically significant difference between control and ulcerative colitis (UC) groups (P <0.05)