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Table 3 Comparison of aetiology 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
PPE 36 (14.29%) 3 (8.82%) 33 (15.14%) 0.475
TPE 47 (18.65%) 1 (2.94%) 46 (21.10%) 0.011
MPE 108 (42.86%) 18 (52.94%) 90 (41.28%) 0.201
HR-PE 34 (13.49%) 1 (2.94%) 33 (15.14%) 0.096
CTD-PE 7 (2.78%) 1 (2.94%) 6 (2.75%) 0.951
IPE 6 (2.38%) 5 (14.71%) 1 (0.46%)  < 0.001
PPI 5 (1.98%) 3 (8.82%) 2 (0.92%) 0.014
Others 9 (3.57%) 2 (5.88%) 7 (3.21%) 0.776
  1. Data are presented as n (%)
  2. EPE eosinophilic pleural effusion, n-EPE non-eosinophilic pleural effusion, PPE parapneumonic effusion, TPE tuberculous pleural effusion, MPE malignant pleural effusion, HR-PE heart related pleural effusion, CTD-PE Connective tissue diseases pleural effusion, PPI pleural parasitic infestation, IPE idiopathic pleural effusion