Table 1

Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid differential cell counts in the tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) and control groups
TPE group Control group Pvalue
CD4/CD8+ ratio 2.8 ± 1.14 1.56 ± 0.82 0.002
Alveolar macrophage (%) 85.3 ± 14 91.3 ± 5.03 NS
Lymphocytes (%) 12 ± 10.6 7.45 ± 5.26 NS
Neutrophils (%) 2.55 ± 4.09 0.8 ± 0.71 NS
Eosinophils (%) 0.25 ± 0.35 0.5 ± 0.85 NS
Cell number (104/mL) 10 ± 12 12 ± 9 NS

Data represent mean ± SD; NS = not significant.

* Bonferroni correction p < 0.0083.

Qama et al.

Qama et al. BMC Immunology 2012 13:45   doi:10.1186/1471-2172-13-45

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