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Table 2 Criteria of histopathological scoring of Clostridium difficile -infected hamsters

From: The protective effect of recombinant Lactococcus lactis oral vaccine on a Clostridium difficile-infected animal model

Histological changes Score
Inflammatory cell infiltration  
No 0
Mild 1
Medium 2
Severe 3
Mucosal defect  
No 0
Local 1
Extensive 2
Epidermal cell necrosis, Vacuolization  
No 0
Mild 1
Medium 2
Severe 3
Recess damage  
No 0
Mild 1
Medium 2
Severe 3
Mucosal hemorrhage  
No 0
Mild 1
Medium 2
Severe 3