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Table 2 Duration of pre-symptomatic (time from inoculation to clinical score ≤ 10) and symptomatic (time from clinical score > 10 to death/sacrifice) periods

From: Characterization of a pneumococcal meningitis mouse model

Inoculation dose (CFU/mouse) 10e4 10e5 10e6 10e7 p-value
Pre-symptomatic period (hrs/st.dev) 40.7 (14.9) 26.1 (6.1) 18.7 (3.9) 12.0 (2.1) 0.001
Symptomatic period (hrs/st.dev) 9.1 (3.2) 13.0 (6.3) 10.8 (3.6) 13.6 (5.3) 0.557
  1. Mean durations of the pre-symptomatic and symptomatic periods (expressed in hours) of the mice of the survival study. Mice were divided into 4 groups and inoculated with 104 (5 mice, 1 mouse was excluded from analysis due to lack of any symptoms due to failed inoculation), 105 (6 mice), 106 (6 mice) and 107 CFU (6 mice) S. pneumoniae per mouse. Comparison of the clinical scores of pre-symptomatic and symptomatic periods was made using a Kruskal- Wallis one-way ANOVA