Table 5

Correlation between the use of antiretroviral therapy and immunohistochemical, morphometric and viral load data.

THERAPY +

THERAPY -

p VALUE


ICAM1+

15

12

0.0322


CD8 + MEDIAN

1.75

1.5

0.6324


AREA MEDIAN

3711.84

3972.13

0.2940


PERIMETER MEDIAN

243.21

248.66

0.5580


MEDIAN OF 3 VIRAL LOAD

5841.67

19446.67

0.0165


TOTAL

35

16


KEY: therapy += patients who had antiretroviral therapy for at least 1 month before giving birth; therapy - = patients who only had loading doses or did not undergo antiretroviral therapy; ICAM-1+ = number of cases with immunohistochemical expression of ICAM-1; median CD8+ = median CD8+ T cell count; median area/perimeter = median of area and perimeter in microns of placental villi; median of 3 viral loads = median of the three first viral loads; p = confidence interval of less than 0.05.

Baurakiades et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2011 6:101   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-101

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