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Table 4 Distribution of T lymphocytes in patients with different histological patterns

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

Tissue Cellular NSIP (n = 22) Mixed NSIP (n = 28) fibrotic NSIP (n = 5) p value
CD4+ T lymphocytes (number/0.1 mm2)
 Follicle region 163.37 ± 89.58 159.69 ± 94.36 161.93 ± 68.14 0.990
 Perivascular region 78.12 ± 34.79 49.74 ± 22.42 53.10 ± 18.17 0.003*
 Interstitial region 40.85 ± 12.66 39.54 ± 11.52 38.48 ± 13.97 0.894
 Peribronchial region 27.53 ± 15.60 25.70 ± 13.82 20.10 ± 8.84 0.575
CD8+ T lymphocytes (number/0.1 mm2)
 Follicle region 123.11 ± 77.81 72.62 ± 26.37 110.74 ± 36.94 0.006
 Perivascular region 57.51 ± 23.43 38.91 ± 17.50 52.60 ± 29.89 0.011
 Interstitial region 57.96 ± 39.81 36.26 ± 17.53 43.83 ± 18.69 0.037
 Peribronchial region 39.11 ± 22.52 27.80 ± 16.27 29.40 ± 12.50 0.111