TABLE 5

Bronchoalveolar lavage findings in patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Subjects n92
Blood eosinophils at the time of BAL ×109 L−13.8±5.2
Patients receiving oral corticosteroids22 (24%)
Total number of leukocytes in BAL mm−3296±496
Differential cell count
 Macrophages %46±31
 Eosinophils %33±29
 Neutrophils %15±24
 Lymphocytes %8±10
 Mast cells %0
Alveolar haemorrhage
 Macroscopic bloody fluid0
 Siderophages >20% or GOLDE score >1002±9
  • Data are presented as mean±sd or n (%), unless otherwise stated. BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage.