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Table 1 BAL fluid cell findings 24 h after an antigen inhalation in guinea pigs.

From: Comparison of cough reflex sensitivity after an inhaled antigen challenge between actively and passively sensitized guinea pigs

  Absolute number (cells/mL) Percentage (%)
  Total cells (103) Nac (103) Neu (103) Lym (103) Eos Mac Neu Lym Eos
AP group 201.0 ± 70.9*# 73.8 ± 18.7# 3.9 ± 1.5 3.3 ± 1.7# 120.0 ± 49.8*# 39.8 ± 4.8*# 2.1 ± 0.8 1.4 ± 0.3 56.7 ± 4.4*#
AN group 123.0 ± 28.8 93.2 ± 18.7 1.3 ± 1.1 2.6 ± 1.3 26.0 ± 11.7 77.9 ± 5.4 1.1 ± 0.9 1.9 ± 0.6 19.1 ± 6.3
PP group 60.5 ± 14.5 37.5 ± 3.1 2.1 ± 0.6 1.1 ± 0.2 19.9 ± 2.4$ 61.6 ± 3.1$ 3.9 ± 1.2 1.8 ± 0.4 32.3 ± 2.9$
PN group 57.6 ± 17.5 47.0 ± 5.2 1.8 ± 1.1 0.9 ± 0.2 7.9 ± 1.6 81.1 ± 2.4 3.8 ± 2.6 1.7 ± 0.5 13.4 ± 2.4
  1. OA; ovalbumin, Sal: saline, A-OA/OA; OA inhalation in actively sensitized animals, A-OA/Sal; saline inhalation in actively sensitized animals, P-OA/OA; OA inhalation in passively sensitized animals, P-OA/Sal; saline inhalation in passively sensitized animals, Mac; macrophages, Neu; neutrophils, Lym; lymphocytes, Eos; eosinophils.
  2. *P < 0.01 compared with the A-OA/Sal, #P < 0.01 compared with the P-OA/OA group, $P < 0.01 compared with the P-OA/Sal group.