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Table 4 the differences of cellular immune function in the two groups before and after treatment

From: Application of Glutamine-enriched nutrition therapy in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Parameters Control group (n = 24) Treatment group (n = 24)
Before chemotherapy after 4 weeks Before chemotherapy after 4 weeks
 CD3+ 69.23 ± 1.15 55.20 ± 2.96a 70.55 ± 3.05a 63.67 ± 1.64b
 CD4+ 32.74 ± 2.85 26.30 ± 2.70a 33.94 ± 2.75 33.83 ± 1.56b
 CD8+ 28.45 ± 0.98 28.00 ± 0.88 27.79 ± 0.89a 26.50 ± 1.02b
CD4+/CD8+ 1.16 ± 0.58 0.93 ± 0.10a 1.22 ± 0.65 1.28 ± 0.84b
NK cell % 23.95 ± 2.34 16.23 ± 4.15a 25.47 ± 2.01a 19.54 ± 4.06b
  1. acompared with before chemotherapy,P < 0.05
  2. bcompared with control group,P < 0.05