Table 2—

Morphometric results

Non-smokersSmokers without emphysemaSmokers with emphysema
Subjects n6510
Total cells.mm−142.53±6.2147.02±6.4646.66±6.75
Elastase+ cells.mm−12.24±1.241.61±0.851.40±0.73
CD3+ cells.mm−10.95±0.650.75±0.271.81±1.07
CD4+ cells.mm−10.41±0.300.25±0.160.71±0.56
CD8+ cells.mm−10.20±0.070.26±0.210.63±0.38
Ratio CD4/CD8 (cells.mm−1)2.36±2.062.53±3.571.26±0.73
γδ+ cells.mm−10.01±0.010.03±0.030.03±0.03
CD56+ cells.mm−10.01±0.010.02±0.030.02±0.02
% Elastase+ cells5.09±2.443.51±1.913.08±1.75
% CD3+ cells2.13±1.121.67±0.613.84±1.93
% CD4+ cells1.02±0.730.53±0.341.51±1.03
% CD8+ cells0.5±0.170.54±0.351.53±0.96
Ratio CD4/CD8 % cells3.23±2.632.19±2.851.26±0.81
% γδ+ cells0.02±0.030.08±0.080.08±0.07
% CD56+ cells0.03±0.050.04±0.060.04±0.05
FAS Index0.14±0.220.03±0.060.24±0.27
Apoptotic Index1.96±1.401.31±0.851.20±1.13
  • Results are presented in mean±sd

  • p<0.05, Kruskal-Wallis