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Table 1 Demographics, laboratory and lung function tests comparison between the sarcoidosis and control groups.

From: Increased levels of Treg cells in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and induced sputum of patients with active pulmonary sarcoidosis

  Sarcoidosis
n = 10
HP
n = 7
Control
n = 9
P
Age (yr) 39 (27-65) 42 (28-61) 0.48  
ACE (U/l) 61 76 23 0.0004
Macrophages BAL/induced sputum (%) 63/36.9 34/23.7 81/45 0.0032/0.045
Lymphocytes BAL/induced sputum (%) 34/5.2 57/8.1 14/2.4 0.0002/0.0002
Neutrophils BAL/induced sputum (%) 1/54 1/63.7 1/51 0.00005/0.67
Eosynophiles BAL/induced sputum (%) 1/0 1/1 1/1 NS/NS
CD4 BAL/induced sputum (%) 59/32 20/27 36/24 0.00001/0.032
CD8 BAL/induced sputum (%) 20/14 5/21 17/11 0.350/0.46
CD4/CD8 ratio BAL/induced sputum 2.8/5.0 0.04/1.2 1.9/1.3 0.0002/0.0045
CD4/25 high/127 low BAL/induced sputum 2.3/38.3 9.5/7.1 2.1/5.3 0.7; 0.006/0.0034; 0.0043
Ca plasma mmol/l 2.4 2.2 2.3 0.7
Ca 24-h urine mmol/l 6.1 6.4 5.7 0.21
  1. Values are median (range); NS-non specific.