Table 2—

Features of Aspergillus-related lung disease in patients with bronchiectasis according to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease

NTM lung diseasep-value#
Total subjects3061
Eosinophil count/total IgE
 Eosinophilia >0.5231.0
 IgE >1504140.27
 Size of IgE among positives2740±2709835±15200.08
Positive serology for Aspergillus-related lung disease
 Total patients with positive serology1060.005
 Positive A. fumigatus precipitins and RAST310.10
 Positive A. fumigatus precipitins1040.003
  1 line21
  2 lines63
  3 lines20
 Positive A. fumigatus RAST320.32
Radiological features suggestive of Aspergillus-related lung disease600.003
 Invasive aspergillosis/CNPA1
 Probable aspergilloma30
 Definite aspergilloma20
Clinical and serological features consistent with ABPA
 ABPA, aspergilloma10
  • Data are presented as n or mean±sd. Ig: immunoglobulin; A. fumigatus: Aspergillus fumigatus; RAST: radioallergosorbent test; CNPA: chronic necrotising pulmonary aspergillosis; ABPA: allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. #: univariate analysis using Chi-squared or Fisher's exact test for contingency tables and unpaired t-test for comparison of means; : see Methods section for details.