Table 1

Tissue viability after 24 hours of organ culture

ControlNon-inflamed Crohn’s diseaseInflamed Crohn’s disease
Data are mU of lactate dehydrogenase/mg of tissue protein/hour, as measured in the supernatant after the 24 hour organ culture period (mean (SEM) of 10–14 organ culture experiments per point).
Blank81 (4.5)105 (10.9)63 (3.9)
L casei 84 (8.6) 94 (7.7)70 (8.3)
L bulgaricus 76 (4.5) 96 (9.8)60 (4.6)
L crispatus 82 (4.3) 86 (6.5)64 (9.5)
E coli 84 (4.7)99 (6.1)69 (7.5)