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Table 2 Haemoglobin, haematocrit and blood cell counts following CFA or CFA/collagen II exposure

From: Gene expression profile and synovial microcirculation at early stages of collagen-induced arthritis

  CFA CFA/collagen II
  FVB DBA TCR FVB DBA TCR
Haemoglobin (mmol/l) 6.5 ± 0.4 7.1 ± 0.4 7.1 ± 0.4 7.1 ± 0.2 7.7 ± 0.3 7.9 ± 0.1
Haematocrit (%) 36 ± 2 43 ± 3 41 ± 3 40 ± 1 47 ± 2 46 ± 1
Thrombocytes (109/l) 851 ± 96 447 ± 73 551 ± 124 984 ± 210 729 ± 124 743 ± 111
Leucocytes (109/l) 3.8 ± 0.5 4.4 ± 0.9 2.1 ± 0.8 1.8 ± 0.5 4.9 ± 1.0 3.7 ± 0.7
Lymphocytes (%) 76 ± 5 80 ± 3 70 ± 3 65 ± 2 65 ± 4 65 ± 5
Mixed population (%) 14 ± 1 11 ± 2 26 ± 4 25 ± 3 32 ± 5 30 ± 4
Neutrophils (%) 6 ± 4 4 ± 1 5 ± 1 10 ± 3 3 ± 1 5 ± 2
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard error. Blood samples were drawn at 6 weeks after complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)- and CFA/collagen II exposure. TCR, T-cell receptor.