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Table 3 Results of BAL investigations in asthmatics

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

BAL cellularity
 Macrophages, number of cells per 1 ml 8763 (5697–16,119)
 Lymphocytes, number of cells per 1 ml 943 (561–1969)
 Neutrophils, number of cells per 1 ml 297 (187–497)
 Eosinophils, number of cells per 1 ml 80 (8–196)
BAL fluid cytokines
 IL-6, pg/ml 0.736 (0.153–1.116), above the LoD in 47 (78.3%) subjects
 IL-12 (p70), pg/ml 0.081 (0.052–0.118), above the LoD in 58 (96.7%) subjects
  1. Variables are presented as median and interquartile range