Table 3

Effect of colonisation time with Bacteroides fragilis group bacteria on the number of IgA-secreting and IgM-secreting cells in peripheral blood at 2 and 6 months of age

  • Data are given as geometric mean with 95% confidence interval of immunoglobulin-secreting cells (ISCs)/106 mononuclear cells.

  • 3-150 Analysis of variance; overall difference between groups of infants colonised at different time points.