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Table 2 Differences in inflammatory cells between COPD and asthma. Ranked in relative order of importance.

From: Models of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD Asthma
Neutrophils Eosinophils
Macrophages Mast cells
CD8-T-lymphocytes CD4-T-lymphocytes
Eosinophils (exacerbations) Macrophages, Neutrophils