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Table 3 Laboratory values of patients classified as CTD-NSIP, NSIP-Ab (+) and NSIP-Ab (−)

From: Prognosis of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia correlates with perivascular CD4+ T lymphocyte infiltration of the lung

Laboratory tests CTD-NSIP (n = 21) Ab (+)-NSIP (n = 14) Ab (−)-NSIP (n = 20) p value
ESR, mm/h 16.33 ± 7.69 19.50 ± 12.70 27.45 ± 28.32 0.167
PaO2, mmHg 76.28 ± 14.25 80.67 ± 9.77 77.47 ± 13.52 0.614
PCO2, mmHg 40.20 ± 11.94 36.24 ± 5.57 36.74 ± 4.52 0.292
TLC, % predicted 77.17 ± 15.82 74.42 ± 10.37 77.01 ± 12.70 0.844
DLCO, % predicted 53.54 ± 14.06 56.62 ± 20.86 55.79 ± 8.60 0.893
Chest CT findings at biopsy
Ground glass opacity 15/21 (71.4 %) 6/14 (42.9 %) 13/20 (65.0 %) 0.219
Patchy 16/21 (76.2 %) 10/14 (71.4 %) 14/20 (70.0 %) 0.899
Reticular opacity 12/21 (57.1 %) 11/14 (78.6 %) 12/20 (60.0 %) 0.397
Bronchiectasis 4/21 (19.0 %) 5/14 (35.7 %) 8/20 (40.0 %) 0.315
Pleural thickness 1/21 (4.8 %) 4/14 (28.6 %) 3/20 (15.0 %) 0.147