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Table 3 Comparison of serum levels of BAFF, TNF-α and IL-6 (expressed as mean ± SD) between the three groups

From: B cell activation factor (BAFF) induces inflammation in the human fallopian tube leading to tubal pregnancy

  Control group (n = 20) Salpingitis group (n = 35) Tubal pregnancy group (n = 35)
BAFF (pg/lm) 18.05 ± 6.94* 37.02 ± 13.81 36.47 ± 14.81
TNF-α (pg/lm) 11.84 ± 3.11* 27.36 ± 11.26 32.03 ± 11.56
IL-6 (pg/lm) 4.29 ± 1.83* 26.02 ± 9.97 22.33 ± 8.01
  1. Note: *P < 0.01, salpingitis group or tubal pregnancy group vs. control group. No difference between salpingitis group and tubal pregnancy group (P>0.05)