Table 2

Differential BAL cell counts in different patient groups

Group

AM (%)

Lymphocytes (%)

Neutrophils (%)

Eosinophils (%)


Pulmonary fibrosis

37.8 ± 14.7

12.4 ± 7.5

12.5 ± 13.9

1.6 ± 1.9


Sarcoidosis

70.0 ± 12.5

26.6 ± 13.9

2.2 ± 2.6

1.3 ± 1.2


EAA

7.0 ± 2.8

86.5 ± 0.7

3.0 ± 1.4

0.5 ± 0.7


AM: Alveolar macrophages. Mean ± SD

Hauber and Zabel Diagnostic Pathology 2009 4:13   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-4-13

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