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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Immune response to Propionibacterium acnes in patients with sarcoidosis – in vivo and in vitro

  Healthy volunteers Patients with sarcoidosis p value
n = 21 n = 64
Age [years] 28.9 46.1 p < 0.0001
Sex [male/female] 11/10 34/30 n.s. (p = 1.00)
X-ray type [I/II/III/IV] n. a. 19/24/16/5 n. a.
Löfgren syndrome [yes/no] n. a. 11/53 n. a.
Total IgG [μg/ml] in BALF 12.4 84.3 p < 0.0001
Total IgA [μg/ml] in BALF 8.7 84.9 p < 0.0001
  1. Definition of abbreviations: BALF bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, X-ray type according to Scadding [42], IgA/IgG: immunoglobulin A/G, n. a.: not applicable, n. s.: not significant