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Table 2 Peripheral blood basic laboratory results

From: Citrullinated histone H3, a marker of extracellular trap formation, is increased in blood of stable asthma patients

  Asthma n = 60 Controls n = 50 p-svalue
White blood cells, 103/μl 6.82 (5.69–8.18) 5.73 (5.09–6.96) 0.003
Neutrophils, 103/μl 3.39 (2.80–4.35) 3.3 (3.0–3.45) NS
Eosinophils, 1/μl 285 (140–470) 150 (90–240) < 0.001
Monocytes, 103/μl 0.62 (0.50–0.88) 0.43 (0.40–0.49) < 0.001
Lymphocytes, 103/μl 2.04 (1.66–2.50) 1.69 (1.44–2.16) 0.02
Blood platelets, 103/μl 230 (194–265) 224 (203–269) NS
Hemoglobin, g/dl 13.0 (13.0–14.5) 13.8 (12.8–15.0) NS
C-reactive protein, mg/l 1.64 (0.51–6.63) 1.02 (0.91–3.33) NS
IgE, IU/ml 152.0 (34.1–532.0) 30.0 (17.8–37.0) 0.01
Alanine aminotransferase, IU/l 28 (22–42) 22 (14–28) < 0.001
Total cholesterol, mmol/l 4.9 (4.1–5.6) 4.7 (4.1–5.2) NS
Low density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/l 2.6 (1.9–3.1) 2.98 (2.48–3.51) 0.02
High density lipoprotein cholesterol, mmol/l 1.3 (1.1–1.6) 1.51 (1.25–1.84) NS
Triglycerides, mmol/l 1.4 (1.2–2.0) 0.9 (0.7–1.4) 0.003
  1. Variables are presented as median and interquartile range