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Table 2 Bronchoalveolar cell profiles

From: Bronchoalveolar lavage in infants with recurrent lower respiratory symptoms

  BAL fraction 1 BAL fraction 2
N 39 34
Median of BAL fluid recovery volume (ml) 2.0 (0.3–5.4) 3.2 (0–6.8)
Median of BAL fluid recovery volume (%) 20 (3–54) 32 (0–68)
Median of total cell count (× 104/ml) 0.0 (0–29.7) 1.9 (0–15.5)
Median of differential BAL non-epithelial cell count   
 Macrophages (%) 72.0 (0–95) 82.0 (0–98)
 Lymphocytes (%) 6.0 (0–19) 13.0 (0–49)
 Neutrophils (%) 5.0 (0–82) 2.0 (0–35)
 Eosinophils (%) 0.0 (0–2) 0.0 (0–1)
 Basophils (%) 0.0 (0–2) 0.0 (0–2)
 CD4+ (%) 10 (0–50) 19.5 (0–65)
 CD8+ (%) 18.0 (0–78) 39.0 (0–70)
 CD4+/CD8+ 0.63 (0–2.14) 0.43 (0–2.17)
Median of epithelial cell count (%) 15.0 (0–100) 5.0 (0–80)
  1. *The results are expressed as median (range).