Table I.

BAL differential cell counts

PTB (n = 13)Healthy Controls (n = 12)p Value (Mann-Whitney U Test)
Absolute number of BAL cells (×104 ml−1)19.5 (8.4–47.1)a6.9 (3.4–18.8)0.1086
Neutrophils (%)4.75 (0.6–17.5)1.1 (1–3)0.3409
Lymphocytes (%)8.5 (6.3–30.8)5.3 (5–6.2)0.0221
Macrophages (%)73.0 (59.7–89.6)92.3 (91.1–94)0.0084
  • a Median (interquartile range). Significant differences are in boldface.