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Table 3 Cytological analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

From: Bronchoalveolar lavage cytological alveolar damage in patients with severe pneumonia

Cell type Patients with community-acquired pneumonia Patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia (n = 57)
  With pneumonia (n = 15) p a With pneumonia (n = 39) No pneumonia (n = 18) p b
Neutrophil predominance (%) 15 (100.0%) 0.274 36 (92.3%) 8 (44.4%) 0.001
Erythrophagocytes 7 (46.7%) 0.368 13 (33.3%) 0 0.006
Type II pneumocytes 6 (40.0%) 0.686 18 (46.2%) 3 (16.7%) 0.03
Erythrophagocytes and type II pneumocytes 4 (26.7%) 0.629 8 (20.5%) 0 0.04
  1. aMann–Whitney test for comparison between community-acquired and hospital-acquired pneumonias. bMann–Whitney test for comparison between patients with and without hospital-acquired pneumonia.