Table 3

Median (range) laboratory data for both patient populations

ChildrenAdults p value (Wilcoxon test)
Blood neutrophils/μl (×103)1.4 (0–42.9)1.85 (0.12–7.9)0.56
Serum CRP (mg/l)65 (0.5–480)39.5 (0.5–133)0.18
BAL macrophages (%)45 (2–97)40 (1–98)0.89
BAL lymphocytes (%)14.5 (3–98)4.8 (0–95)0.022
BAL neutrophils (%)6 (0–79)10 (0–95)0.27
  • CRP = C reactive protein; BAL = bronchoalveolar lavage.