TABLE 2

Rates of positive Aspergillus cultures and GM detection in the 37 patients with IPAb

Test and specimenNo. of patients with aspergillosis/total no. of patients (%)P valuea
Aspergillus culture
    Sputum9/31 (29.03)0.054
    BALF3/31 (9.68)
GM detection
    Serum14/37 (37.84)0.001
    BALF28/37 (75.68)
  • a χ2 test.

  • b Enumeration data were expressed as a percentage and analyzed by a χ2 test. A P value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant. BALF, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid; GM, galactomannan.