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Table 2 Serum inflammatory markers at baseline and exacerbation in non-CF bronchiectasis

From: Lung function, symptoms and inflammation during exacerbations of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: a prospective observational cohort study

  Baseline (Mean, SD) Exacerbation (Mean, SD) Number of exacerbations (Number of patients occurred in) P-value for comparison
White cell count (x109/L) 6.8 (2.5) 7.3 (2.5) 25 (18) 0.351
Neutrophil count (x109/L) 4.2 (1.9) 4.5 (1.7) 23 (18) 0.538
Fibrinogen (g/L) 3.6 (0.5) 4.1 (0.9) 20 (16) 0.001
CRP (mg/L) 3.0 (2.0) 12.0 (16.7) 24 (18) 0.011
IL-6 (log10 pg/mL) 0.65 (0.48) 0.97 (0.51) 22 (15) 0.038