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Table 3 Inflammatory cells in sputum

From: Lung macrophages drive mucus production and steroid-resistant inflammation in chronic bronchitis

Patient Sputum cell composition (%)a Counts (106)a
Macrophages Neutrophils Eosinophils Lymphocytes Total cells
1 26.2 66.0 4.0 3.8 4.4
2 12.2 82.3 1.5 3.9 9.8
3 22.8 73.1 1.0 3.1 6.5
4 14.1 83.2 1.2 1.5 7.6
5 4.1 94.4 0.2 1.3 23.8
6 10.0 63.7 25.4 0.9 10.7
7 22.1 74.0 2.7 1.2 9.2
8 9.8 86.9 0.5 2.8 10.2
9 23.1 74.5 0.6 1.8 4.4
  1. aNon-squamous cells. Squamous cell count < 10% in all samples, 1.8% (0.2–5.3), median (range)