TABLE 3

Differences between BALF GM and serum GM levels in the various groupsa

TestDifference between BALF GM and serum GM levels in:
Aspergillosis group (n = 37)Nonaspergillosis group (n = 83)CAP group (n = 59)Noninfectious disease group (n = 19)Tuberculosis group (n = 5)
One-way analysis of variance
    BALF GM2.62 ± 2.340.56 ± 1.400.57 ± 0.600.36 ± 0.19
    Serum GM0.74 ± 0.910.42 ± 0.650.28 ± 0.120.29 ± 0.21
Paired-samples t test
    BALF GM2.62 ± 2.340.57 ± 1.31
    Serum GM0.74 ± 0.910.38 ± 0.55
  • a P values for differences between the groups are given in the text. BALF, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid; CAP, community-acquired pneumonia; GM, galactomannan.