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Published online Aug 13, 2012. doi: 10.1186/1471-2172-13-45
Table 1
Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid differential cell counts in the tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) and control groups
 TPE groupControl groupPvalue
CD4/CD8+ ratio
2.8 ± 1.14
1.56 ± 0.82
0.002
Alveolar macrophage (%)
85.3 ± 14
91.3 ± 5.03
NS
Lymphocytes (%)
12 ± 10.6
7.45 ± 5.26
NS
Neutrophils (%)
2.55 ± 4.09
0.8 ± 0.71
NS
Eosinophils (%)
0.25 ± 0.35
0.5 ± 0.85
NS
Cell number (104/mL)10 ± 1212 ± 9NS
Data represent mean ± SD; NS = not significant.
* Bonferroni correction p < 0.0083.
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