Table 2—

Distribution of inflammatory follicles and clusters within lung tissue

ParenchymalAirway
COPD#SmokersNonsmokers+COPD#SmokersNonsmokers+
Follicle39289612
Cluster18921006
  • Summary of the anatomical distribution of the inflammatory foci examined. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. #: 24 tissue samples analysed; : 22 tissue samples analysed; +: 14 tissue samples analysed.