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Table 2 Bronchial wash and bronchoalveolar lavage cell data from experimental exposure of 13 healthy subjects to filtered air and wood smoke. Data are given as medians with interquartile range

From: Acute exposure to wood smoke from incomplete combustion - indications of cytotoxicity

Cells 104/ml BW P-value BAL P-value
Air Wood smoke Air vs. Wood smoke Air Wood smoke Air vs. Wood smoke
Macrophages 6.1 3.95 0.009 8.50 9.25 0.60
4.48–12.56 2.60–6.07 8.21–10.05 7.31–12.07
Neutrophils 3.05 1.19 0.046 0.21 0.15 0.861
2.42–6.18 0.76–2.72 0.11–0.38 0.05–0.41
Lymphocytes 0.45 0.26 0.023 2.09 1.62 0.004
0.21–0.98 0.07–0.31 1.39–2.89 1.16–1.97
Mast cells 0.009 0.0046 0.061 0.0047 0.01 0.82
0.002–0.29 0.0018–0.0089 0.00–0.024 0.0024–0.016
Eosinophils 0.00 0.00 0.345 0.00 0.01 0.441
0.00–0.01 0.00–0.2 0.00–0.01 0.00–0.03