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Table 1 Total and differential cell count in BALf from patients with interstitial lung diseases

From: Endotoxin markers in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with interstitial lung diseases

  TCC [x106] AM [%] L [%] PMN [%] Eo [%]
sarcoidosis n= 22 19 (12–25) 47 (33–60) 36 (24–56) 6 (4–11) 0.6 (0–2)
lung fibrosis n=42 29 (18–40) 48 (30–81) 15 (2–33) 10 (5–25) 4 (1–14)
sr-ILD1n=11 59 (30–68) 93 (90–94) 2 (1–4) 2 (1.5-3) 2 (1–6)
eosinophilic disorders n=8 22 (13–31) 13.5 (7.5-45) 6 (1.5-8.75) 8 (3.25-17) 51 (37–82)
  1. 1Smoking-related ILD.
  2. Data expressed as median (p25-p75).
  3. AM, alveolar macrophages; Eo, eosinophils; L, lymphocytes; PMN, polymorphonuclear granulocytes; TCC, Total cell count.