Table 6

Correlations between mucin levels, percentage of cells, IL-8 levels in BALF and lung function in patients with interstitial lung disease  

VariableMacrophage (%)Lymphocyte (%)Neutrophil
(%)
IL-8FEV1/predFEV1/FVCDLCOTLC
rP valuerP valuerP valuerP valuerP valuerP valuerP valuerP value
MUC5AC−0.4840.0110.5040.0070.1260.5310.3520.072−0.6680.002−0.7610.000−0.6060.006−0.0430.867
MUC20.0250.9030.3150.282−0.3120.114−0.2430.2230.2820.2430.0410.8680.1380.5730.2640.290
  • BALF, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid; DLCO, diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide; FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FVC, forced vital capacity; MUC, mucin; pred, predicted value; TLC, total lung capacity.