TABLE 2

Plasma inflammatory markers during exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (ECOPD) and clinical recovery

ECOPDRecoveryp-value
Subjects5641
Leukocytes ×103 μL−111.59±0.478.67±0.3<0.0001
Neutrophils ×103 μL−185.4±1.362.6±1.6<0.0001
Lymphocytes ×103 μL−19.3±0.624.35±1.0<0.0001
C-reactive protein mg·dL−16.5±0.91.1±0.3<0.0001
  • Data are presented as n or mean±sem, unless otherwise stated. Data were compared using a Mann–Witney test.