Table 6.

IL-5 levels in PBMC culture supernatants after stimulation with mycobacterial antigens or PHA for Danish outpatient study groups, excluding those not BCG vaccinateda

Antigen or mitogenValue typeLevel (pg/ml) for group (n):
CD (56)UC (64)Control (63)
M. aviumPPDMedian12.51.01.0
Mean ± SEM141 ± 31117 ± 33 72 ± 22
Range 1–941 1–1,538 1–1,097
M. bovis PPDMedian3.01.01.0
Mean ± SEM213 ± 49 73 ± 16144 ± 82
Range 1–1,522 1–509 1–5,181
TTMedian245195* 532
Mean ± SEM555 ± 85535 ± 96698 ± 74
Range 1–2,126 0–4,508 1–1,995
  • a Kruskal-Wallis nonparametric ANOVA with Dunn's multiple comparisons test. *, among all group comparisons for all antigens, only IL-5 release by UC patient PBMCs in response to TT was lower than controls (P < 0.05).