Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2018 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Bifidobacterium lactis Ameliorates the Risk of Food Allergy in Chinese Children by Affecting Relative Percentage of Treg and Th17 Cells

Table 4

Clinical characteristics.

ParametersBGCGχ2 and t value value

Gender, male/female72/5676/520.2560.613
Age, yr10.89 ± 3.2610.23 ± 2.78−1.3130.109
Body mass index, weight (kg)/height2 (m2)24.67 ± 4.1824.13 ± 3.950.6890.412

Allergy symptoms
Rash, grades2.51 ± 1.362.62 ± 1.43−0.7180.362
Eczema, scores32.70 ± 11.2630.54 ± 12.03−0.9640.358
Abdominal cramps/pain, scores22.11 ± 9.3424.26 ± 8.730.6480.723
Vomiting, grades1.22 ± 0.871.14 ± 0.790.4520.612
IgE (μg/ml)10.23 ± 5.1810.36 ± 5.310.2460.482

Note. BG, the patients received B. lactis treatment; CG, the patients received solution without B. lactis treatment. n=128 for each group. All data were presented as mean ± SD (standard derivation). The statistical difference was significant if when compared with the control group.

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