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Table 2 Inflammatory Cells (Total Cells/MM Alveolar Wall)

From: Marked alveolar apoptosis/proliferation imbalance in end-stage emphysema

  AAT Smokers Controls * P
CD20 4.77 2.1 0.0 ns
CD3 25.39 17.84 2.5 <0,05
CD8 12.32 5.07 0.99 <0,05
CD68 4.35 6.88 0.75 ns
CD45RO 25.42 8.34 2.31 0,001
CD4 12.1 12.67 1.89 ns
PMN 18.07 20.78 0.0 ns
  1. Definition of abbreviation. PMN: Polymorphonuclear cells
  2. * The values of control group were all statistically significant compared to both emphysema groups.
  3. † Significant differences between AAT-deficiency and smoking patients.