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Table 2 Circulating MP counts in healthy controls and the different clinical forms of MS

From: Microparticles in multiple sclerosis and clinically isolated syndrome: effect on endothelial barrier function

  PMPs mean (SD) counts/μl EMPs-CD31 mean (SD) counts/μl EMPs-CD62 mean (SD) counts/μl PMPs p vs.Ct EMPs-CD31 p vs.Ct EMPs-CD62 p vs.Ct
Control 15,646 (11,901) 2,202 (2,784) 418 (289)    
CIS 30,936 (22,550) 7,964 (6,888) 646 (195) n.s. <0.05 <0.05
RRMS 28,929 (18,247) 7,136 (6,088) 511 (231) <0.001 <0.001 n.s.
SPMS 34,188 (29,511) 7,512 (5,962) 629 (644) <0.01 <0.001 n.s.
PPMMS 26,422 (9,865) 6,460 (3,610) 699 (621) <0.05 <0.001 n.s.
  1. (n.s.: not statistically significant). p values compared to Control group, Student’s t-test.