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Table 2 Median serum antibody levels (range) against capsular polysaccharides of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (arabinomannan and glucan) according to TB class

From: Effects of infection and disease with Mycobacterium tuberculosison serum antibody to glucan and arabinomannan: two surface polysaccharides of this pathogen

TB Class Arabinomannan (μg/mL) Glucan (μg/mL)
  IgM IgA a IgG a IgM IgA a IgG
0 8.6 3.3 163 7.9 0.7 6.3
(2.98–21.7) (1.05–11.1) (11.5–262) (1.4–21.0) (0.01–2.6) (0.12–38.5)
1 9.2 2.2 184 7.8 0.7 8.3
(1.5–45.7) (1.0–10.1) (81.4–4262) (1.6–26.7) (0.3–5.6) (1.0–137)
2 7.1 8.2 271 10.9 1.2 19.2
(4.1–55.7) (2.0–135) (154–1222) (1.0–18.4) (0.6–5.3) (2.2–48.4)
3 7.4 7.7 1181b 5.5 3.3b 23.3
(1.0–42.3) (2.2–42.9) (89.3–4227) (1.9–32.7) (1.5–38.5) (3.2–464)
4 8.9 11.5b 524b 10.7 5.2b 43.4
(3.1–30.5) (3.1–24.6) (189–1301) (2.0–62.3) (0.3–16.9) (0.4–240)
  1. a p≤0.01, Kruskal–Wallis test (with group 0 as control group).
  2. b p<0.05; Dunn’s post–hoc test adjusted for multiple comparisons.