Table 1

Clinical details

Bronchiectasis (n=12)Normal controls (n=11)
Sex (M:F)2:105:6
Age (years)
FEV1 (% predicted)
Atopic status (A:NA)4:84:7
Inhaled steroids6/12* 0/11
  • FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in one second; A = atopic, NA = non-atopic. All subjects were current non-smokers. * Two patients were taking budesonide 800 μg daily and one 1200 μg daily. One patient was taking beclomethasone 400 μg daily and two 1000 μg daily.