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Table 1 Demographics of asthmatic and cystic fibrosis patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA).

From: IL-4 alpha chain receptor (IL-4Rα) polymorphisms in allergic bronchopulmonary sspergillosis

Study ABPA (40) Non-ABPA (56)
CF 14 (35%) 33 (59%)
Asthma 26 (65%) 23 (41%)
Age, yrs 24 ± 18 27 ± 12
Sex, % male 65% 64%
IgE, IU/ml 2617 ± 2275 87 ± 133
Reactivity to A. fumigatus   
   Positive Af skin test 40 (100%) 23 (41%)
   IgG anti-Af antibody 40 (100%) 49 (88%)
  1. Abbreviations: ABPA, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis; CF, cystic fibrosis; Af, Aspergillus fumigatus.
  2. Data presented as number of patients and in parentheses percentage. For age and IgE, data presented as Mean ± SD.