Table 3

Absolute numbers (cells/μl) of leukocyte subpopulations and plasma cytokine levels (pg/ml) in PTSD patients versus healthy controls
PTSD Controls
Parameter 25% Quantile Median 75% Quantile 25% Quantile Median 75% Quantile F p
Leukocytes 5350 5820 6940 4927.5 5705 6477.5 .84 .38
Lymphocytes 1795.21 2012.1 2352.59 1611.84 1789.82 2102.555 1.77 .19
Neutrophils 2696.68 3265.82 3865.63 2696.17 2990.00 3798.70 .28 .63
Monocytes 409.74 481.28 541.13 370.13 430.44 536.72 .32 .59
Eosinophils 114.95 168.33 225.83 70.92 100.06 181.63 2.55 .12
Basophils 18.02 22.0 30.1 17.40 21.05 30.08 .09 .77
IL-6 0.2 0.5 0.9 0.07 0.35 0.73 .13 .72
IL-8 3.2 5.2 10.4 5.2 8.6 15.9 4.8 .03#
IL-10 0.08 0.20 0.35 0.06 0.20 1.52 2.7 .08
TNF-α 0.19 0.21 0.24 0.21 0.24 0.44 1.1 .37
MCP-1 1.15 2.00 4.05 0.83 2.30 5.95 .06 .82

* Statistical significance for differences in means of immune parameters was assessed by nonparametric permutation tests, using 10,000 random permutations of residuals under the reduced model.

# Statistical significance was lost after correction for multiple comparisons with Holm’s stepwise procedure.

Gola et al.

Gola et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:40   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-40

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