Table 2

Correlation of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-D and BALF CCL21 with disease severity in hypersensitivity pneumonitis

r Valuep Valuer Valuep Value
VC (% pred)0.196NS−0.306NS
FEV1 (% pred)−0.369NS−0.6620.007
TLC (% pred)0.061NS−0.298NS
DLco (% pred)0.081NS−0.6710.024
Total cell count (104/mm2)0.4850.0140.202NS
Macrophage (104/mm2)0.223NS0.333NS
Lymphocyte (104/mm2)0.717<0.00010.143NS
CD4/8 ratio−0.029NS0.256NS
  • BALF, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid; DLco, diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide; FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 s; NS, not statistically significant; TLC, total lung capacity; VC, vital capacity; VEGF-D, vascular endothelial growth factor-D.