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Table 2 Comparison of the total and differential cell count of BALF in asthma and COPD patients.

From: Relationship between airway inflammation and remodeling in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Variable Asthma BALF
(n = 8)
COPD BALF
(n = 8)
P
Total cell count (× 106 cells/ml) 12.0 ± 13.5 20.0 ± 13.3 NS
Neutrophils (%) 6 ± 3 5 ± 2 NS
Neutrophils (× 106 cells/ml) 0.7 ± 0.8 0.9 ± 0.6 NS
Lymphocytes (%) 16 ± 16 19 ± 14 NS
Lymphocytes (× 106 cells/ml) 3.5 ± 7.9 3.5 ± 3.9 NS
Eosinophils (%) 3 ± 3 1 ± 2 NS
Eosinophils (× 106 cells/ml) 0.6 ± 1.1 0.4 ± 0.9 NS
Macrophages (%) 75 ± 17 75 ± 15 NS
Macrophages (× 106 cells/ml) 7.2 ± 4.3 15.1 ± 10.4 NS