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Table 2 Pulmonary function test results, high-resolution computed tomography findings and laboratory data in 244 Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease patients with and without chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection

From: Impact of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection on health-related quality of life in Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease

  All patients
(n = 244)
With chronic infection
(n = 19)
Without chronic infection
(n = 225)
P value
PFT (n = 243) (n = 19) (n = 224)  
 %FVC 95 (81–108) 94 (75–102) 96 (82–109) 0.234
 %FEV1 87 (73–99) 81 (66–98) 88 (74–100) 0.079
HRCT findings
 Cavitary lesion 59 (24) 4 (21) 55 (24) 1.000
 Presence of bronchiectasis 233 (95) 19 (100) 214 (95) 0.609
 Modified Reiff score 4 (2–6) 5 (3–7) 3 (2–6) 0.028
Laboratory data
 WBC/μL 5250 (4500–6375) 5700 (4700–7400) 5200 (4500–6200) 0.209
 Haemoglobin, g/dL 13 (12–14) 12 (11–13) 13 (12–14) 0.049
 CRP, mg/dL 0.1 (0.0–0.3) 0.3 (0.1–1.9) 0.1 (0.0–0.3) 0.005
  1. Data show the median (interquartile range) or number (%) of patients
  2. PFT, pulmonary function test; FVC, forced vital capacity; FEV 1, forced expiratory volume in the first second; HRCT, high-resolution computed tomography; WBC, white blood cell; CRP, C-reactive protein