Association between podoplanin pattern and clinical parameters and morphological scores of inflammatory cells.

Illustrated are the mean C reactive protein (CRP) levels (A), the mean duration of symptoms (in months, B), the mean scores for CD3 positive T cells (C) and the mean scores for CD68 positive cells (D) for the four histological groups of podoplanin patterns. The infiltrating cells were scored semi-quantitatively as described in materials and methods.