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Table 2 Mean values and range (Max-Min) of each lung scoring system within each of dichotomous diagnostic variable

From: Comparison of four lung scoring systems for the assessment of the pathological outcomes derived from Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniaeexperimental infections

Lung Score Diagnostic variables
App Re-isolation Presence of App-like lesions PCR in tonsilar swab PCR in bronchial lymph node Seropositivity to App 1,9,11 (at necropsy)
Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
SPES 2.3a 0.1b 2.5a 0b 1.8a 1.4a 2.3a 1.2b 1.9a 1.5b
(4-0) (1-0) (4-0)   (4-0) (4-0) (4-0) (4-0) (4-0) (4-0)
LLS 7.6a 0.1b 7.9a 0b 6.6a* 3.1a* 7.6a 3.8b 4.6a 5.5a
(31.4-0) (1.4-0) (31.4-0.2)   (31.4-0) (16.2-0) (20.9-0) (31.5-0) (16.3-0) (31.5-0)
IA 24.1a 0.2b 25.4a 0b 20.9a* 12.4a* 24.1a 13.2b 14.9a 18.5a
(88.3-0) (1.4-0) (88.3-0.6)   (88.3-0) (48.3-0) (65.5-0) (88.3-0) (42.1-0) (88.3-0)
LW/BW 1.2a 0.9b 1.3a 0.9b 1.1a 1.3a 1.3a** 1.02a** 1.0a 1.3a
(2.3-0.1) (1.3-0.7) (2.3-0.1) (1.4-0.7) (2.0-0.1) (2.3-0.7) (2.3-0.01) (2.3-0.7) (2.3-0.8) (2.3-0.1)
  1. SPES: Slaughterhouse Pleurisy Evaluation System; LLS: Consolidation Lung Lesion Score; IA: Image analyses; LW/BW: Ratio of lung weight/body weight. Different letter in superscript means statistically significant differences within a given diagnostic variable (p < 0.05).
  2. *p = 0.07; **p = 0.06.