Table 3

Cytology of BAL in patients with NTHI-isolated from BAL compared to patients with negative BAL-culture
BAL-culture: NTHi BAL-culture: negative p-value
Total cell count (/mm3) 2913.5 (1307.0-6460.0) 827.0 (344.5-1506.2) .003
Neutrophils
cells/mm3 2179.0 (318.1-5306.6) 162.3 (63.7-448.8) .014
% 71.5 (28.2-85.6) 24.5 (14.0-47.5) NSa
Lymphocytes
cells/mm3 153.6 (19.6-345.8) 19.7 (2.6-88.5) .06
% 5.5 (3.4-9.0) 6.0 (2.0-10.0) NSa
Eosinophils
cells/mm3 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.65) NS
% 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.5) NSa
Alveolar macrophages*
cells/mm3 547.5 (115.0-891.2) 409.0 (207.7-653.8) NS
% 22.5 (8.25-44.0) 73.5 (48.0-78.0) .008a

Values are expressed as median (IQR).

* with epithelial cells included.

a adjusted p-values for multiple comparisons by Holm's Method.

De Schutter et al.

De Schutter et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:83   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-83

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