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Table 2 Comparison of clinical findings of patients with EPE and n-EPE

From: Incidence, aetiology and clinical features of eosinophilic pleural effusion: a retrospective study

  Total (n = 252) EPE (n = 34) n-EPE (n = 218) p-Value
Age (y) 58 (19–98) 56.4 (25–88) 58.2 (19–98) 0.56
Sex     0.48
Male 162 (64.3%) 20 (58.8%) 142 (65.1%)  
Female 90 (35.7%) 14 (41.2%) 76 (34.9%)  
Peripheral blood
WBC (× 109/L) 8.2 (3.0–42.4) 8.6 (3.2–21.4) 9.3 (3.0–42.4) 0.42
LYM (× 109/L) 1.4 (0.2–13.5) 1.3 (0.3–2.5) 1.3 (0.2–13.5) 0.93
EO (× 106/L) 253.7 (0–6200.0) 514.7 (0–5778.0) 168.3 (0–6200.0) 0.001
Pleural effusion
LDH (U/L) 943 (25- 44,144) 369 (90–1402) 1098 (25- 44,144.0) 0.30
GLU (mmol/L) 5.80 (0.12–50.21) 6.07 (3.02–9.77) 5.70 (0.12–50.21) 0.64
Protein (g/L) 77.1 (5.2–182.9) 48.03 (27.5–182.9) 47.8 (5.2–57.3) 0.66
ADA (U/L) 19.5 (0.1–196.7) 10.4 (0.1- 44.7) 22.4 (0.1–196.7) 0.007
CEA (ng/mL) 715.60 (0.2–69,984.0) 106.39 (0.30–2087.0) 770.80 (0.2–69,984.0) 0.74
WBC (× 109/L) 1.5 (0–12.9) 3.2 (0.1–12.9) 1.2 (0–8.6) 0.001
EO (%) 5.0 (0–67.5) 21.7 (10.0–67.5) 1.3 (0–8.0)  < 0.01
RBC (× 109/L) 44.6 (0.08–990,000) 111.2 (0.2–2986.7) 30,607.0 (0.7–990,000) 0.36
  1. Data are presented as the mean (range) or n (%)
  2. EPE eosinophilic pleural effusion, WBC white blood cell, LYM lymphocyte, EO eosinophil, RBC red blood cell, LDH lactate dehydrogenase, ADA adenosine deaminase, GLU glucose, CEA carcinoembryonic antigen