Table 4: Effect of warfarin and azithromycin on the viable bacterial count in infected rats.


Groups Treatment Viable bacterial count × 10 5 (CFU/mL)

1 Control 0
2 Infected by E. coli 1 × 10 8 CFU 152.8 ±42.6 *
3 Infected by E. coli + azithromycin 5.3 ±1.6 **
4 Infected by E. coli + warfarin 140.7 ±38.2
5 Infected by E. coli + warfarin + azithromycin 5.4 ±1.8

> Results are represented as mean ± SE ( n = 10); * p< 0.01, highly significant result from the control group; ** p< 0.01, highly significant result from the infected group