Basic Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 28, 2018; 24(28): 3130-3144
Published online Jul 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i28.3130
Figure 2
Figure 2 Rat colon tissue pathology under different treatments. HC: Healthy controls; UC: UC model group; UC-7: UC model with seven days of moxibustion; UC-14: UC model with fourteen days of moxibustion; UC-W: UC model with mesalazine gavage; HC-7: Healthy controls with seven days of moxibustion; HC-14: Healthy controls with fourteen days of moxibustion. The colonic mucosa in HC, HC-7, and HC-14 rats exhibited no pathological abnormalities. The colonic mucosa was damaged in the UC group, with a reduction in the number of glands and cell infiltration. After moxibustion treatment, decreased cell infiltration and congestion were noted in the UC-7 and UC-14 groups. Glands were disorganized with abundant inflammatory cell infiltration in the UC-W group. Red arrow indicated inflammatory cell infiltration and green arrow indicate gland (magnification: 200 ×).