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Table 5 Distribution of T lymphocytes in the CTD-NSIP, NSIP-Ab (+) and NSIP-Ab (−) groups

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

  CTD-NSIP group (n = 21) NSIP-Ab (+) group (n = 14) NSIP-Ab (−) group (n = 20) P value
CD4+ T lymphocytes (number/0.1 mm2)
 Follicle region 181.5 ± 87.2 155.4 ± 110.7 144.4 ± 73.1 0.401
 Perivascular region 70.2 ± 26.8 54.5 ± 25.4 51.2 ± 27.0 0.061
 Interstitial region 42.9 ± 12.5 38.2 ± 10.9 38.15 ± 12.20 0.372
 Peribronchial region 28.8 ± 13.4 25.6 ± 13.3 26.3 ± 16.1 0.989
CD8+ T lymphocytes (number/0.1 mm2)
 Follicle region 107.9 ± 72.2 102.4 ± 26.1 107.8 ± 50.9 0.139
 Perivascular region 59.5 ± 23.7 46.6 ± 17.4 42.7 ± 19.8 0.115
 Interstitial region 45.7 ± 23.9 33.3 ± 19.5 54.2 ± 39.0 0.139
Peribronchial region 36.0 ± 21.6 30.2 ± 15.7 30.4 ± 19.4 0.579