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Table 4 Comparison of DAC Patients with BE vs No BE

From: High prevalence of bronchiectasis on chest CT in a selected cohort of children with severe Asthma

 BE (n = 8)No BE (n = 22)P-value
Serum IgE Level1214 (356)1203 (302)0.984
Age13.9 (0.67)11.5 (0.61)0.038*
Sputum Eosinophils (%)22.8 (5.53)14.8 (2.68)0.162
Sputum Neutrophils (%)56.1 (10.41)43.9 (6.25)0.349
FEV1% Predicted87.4 (5.91)80.2 (3.13)0.267
FVC% Predicted95.8 (3.92)91.9 (3.46)0.530
FEF50% Predicted61.3 (6.42)52.5 (4.33)0.284
FEV1/FVC Ratio0.80 (0.04)0.71 (0.02)0.068
Exhaled Nitric Oxide (ppb)69.0 (14.19)66.0 (8.14)0.853
  1. *P < 0.05 (Independent Sample T-Test). The data expressed as mean (SEM)