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Table 1 Comparison of selected parameters in subgroups of asthmatic children and healthy controls.

From: Factors attributable to the level of exhaled nitric oxide in asthmatic children

  FeNO (ppb) eCO (ppm) ACT (score) Serum IgE (U/ml) Eosinophils (109/l) Eosinophils (%)
BA 25.2 ± 1.8 1.0 ± 0.1 22.7 ± 0.2 234.4 ± 46.3 0.41 ± 0.12 4.0 ± 0.3
BA acute 63.0 ± 8.6*** ††† 1.2 ± 0.2† 20.6 ± 0.8** 503.2 ± 136.7***††† 0.46 ± 0.15††† 5.2 ± 1.4††
BA stable 20.1 ± 1.3 1.0 ± 0.1† 22.9 ± 0.2 200.5 ± 23.2† 0.40 ± 0.12†† 3.8 ± 0.2††
BA atopic 31.2 ± 2.8***†† 1.0 ± 0.1† 22. 6 ± 0.3 285.9 ± 41.1***††† 0.52 ± 0.18**††† 4.8 ± 0.4**†††
BA non-atopic 14.9 ± 1.6 1.1 ± 0.1† 23.4 ± 0.3 115.8 ± 26.4 0.28 ± 0.10†† 2.9 ± 0.3
BA isolated 20.5 ± 2.7 0.9 ± 0.1 22.8 ± 0.4 204.2 ± 0.4† 0.28 ± 0.05†† 3.8 ± 0.5††
BA + ARC 27.3 ± 2.3**†† 1.1 ± 0.1†† 22.6 ± 0.3 247.3 ± 33.5†† 0.47 ± 0.16††† 4.1 ± 0.3††
Controls 12.4 ± 1.2 0.4 ± 0.2 --- 31.8 ± 4.8 0.14 ± 0.02 2.2 ± 0.3
  1. FeNO - fractioned exhaled nitric oxide, eCO - exhaled carbon monoxide, ACT - asthma control test, BA - bronchial asthma, ARC - allergic rhinoconjunctivitis; Comparison between two asthmatic subgroups: *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001; Comparison between asthmatic subgroup and healthy controls: †P < 0.05, ††P < 0.01, †††P < 0.001.