Table I.

Summary of cell findings and IP-10 levels in BAL of 24 patients with active and inactive sarcoidosis and six healthy subjects.a

PatientsCell Recovery (×103/ml)LymphocytesAlveolar MacrophagesNeutrophilsEosinophilsCD4 T CellsCD8 T CellsIP-10 Levels in BAL Fluid (pg/ml)
%×103/ml%×103/ml%×103/ml%×103/ml%×103/ml%×103/ml
Sarcoidosis
Active (n = 17)317.7 ± 43.241.6 ± 2.3135.2 ± 22.057.6 ± 2.4180.1 ± 24.40.8 ± 0.52.1 ± 1.60.2 ± 0.40.7 ± 0.270.4 ± 1.996.5 ± 17.510.2 ± 1.311.0 ± 1.9528.2 ± 139.0
Inactive (n = 7)119 ± 25.56.0 ± 1.76.9 ± 3.392.3 ± 2.693.3 ± 23.20.5 ± 0.40.6 ± 0.40.2 ± 0.20.3 ± 0.247.2 ± 4.63.1 ± 1.525.9 ± 1.61.8 ± 1.039.0 ± 18.1
Controls (n = 6)108.5 ± 24.94.5 ± 1.64.9 ± 1.495.8 ± 1.6103.8 ± 24.40.3 ± 0.40.5 ± 0.90.1 ± 0.40.2 ± 0.244.5 ± 1.62.1 ± 0.924.5 ± 0.51.1 ± 0.37.5 ± 3.4
Probability
ASa vs C0.010.0010.0010.001NSNSNSNSNSNS0.0010.010.010.01
AS vs IS0.010.0010.0010.001NSNSNSNSNSNS0.0010.010.010.05
IS vs CNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNSNS
  • a Abbreviations used: AS, active sarcoidosis; C, controls; IS, inactive sarcoidosis.