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Table 3 Correlation between the total stained area of the synovial sublining and the synovitis score

From: Inhomogeneity of immune cell composition in the synovial sublining: linear mixed modelling indicates differences in distribution and spatial decline of CD68+ macrophages in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

  Synovitis scorea Lining layer hypertrophy Inflammatory infiltrate Cellular density
CD68 0.706 ( p= 0.001) 0.554 ( p= 0.014) 0.604 ( p= 0.006) 0.576 ( p= 0.010)
CD3 0.852 ( p< 0.001) 0.798 ( p< 0.001) 0.757 ( p< 0.001) 0.601 ( p= 0.005)
CD55 0.651 ( p= 0.002) 0.622 ( p= 0.003) 0.668 ( p= 0.001) 0.428 (p = 0.060)
CD38 0.245 (p = 0.298) 0.122 (p = 0.608) 0.154 (p = 0.518) 0.419 (p = 0.066)
vWF 0.437 (p = 0.054) 0.302 (p = 0.195) 0.344 (p = 0.138) 0.576 ( p= 0.008)
MCT 0.083 (p = 0.743) 0.362 (p = 0.140) −0.071 (p = 0.780) 0.008 (p = 0.974)
  1. Correlations according to Spearman, significant correlations are printed in bold
  2. CD68 macrophages, CD3 T cells, CD55 synovial fibroblasts, CD38 plasma cells, vWF von Willebrand factor, MCT mast cell tryptase
  3. aSynovitis score according to Krenn and colleagues [17]