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Table 2 Characteristics of included articles on Aspergillus fumigatus sensitisation and COPD populations

From: The global impact of Aspergillus infection on COPD

Author, year Study Location Study design Mean age, years Gender Population Assessment of sensitisation
Male Female Control COPD
Jin et al, 2014 [25] Beijing, China Cross-sectional 77 174 99 150 273 Plasma IgE analysis
Everaerts et al, 2017 [26] Leuven, Belgium Cross-sectional 67 215 85 50 300 Plasma IgE analysis
Agarwal et al, 2010 [27] Chandigarh, India Prospective case-control 57 179 21 100 200 Skin prick test
Bafadhel et al, 2014 [28] Leicester, UK longitudinal study 69 89 39 22 128 Skin prick test and Plasma IgE analysis
Le Pape et al, 2018 [29] Bogotá, Colombia Cross-sectional 74 63 64 - 127 Plasma IgE analysis