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Table 2 Association between B cell-activating factors in the serum and BALF

From: B cell‐activating factors in autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

  BAFF in serum APRIL in serum BAFF in BALF APRIL in BALF
BAFF in serum   0.14 (0.14) 0.33 (0.009*) − 0.40 (0.004*)
APRIL in serum    0.09 (0.51) 0.36 (0.001*)
BAFF in BALF     − 0.27 (0.06)
APRIL in BALF     
  1. BAFF, B cell-activating factor; APRIL, a proliferation-inducing ligand; BALF, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Data were analyzed using Spearman’s correlation coefficient. *Significant at the 0.05 level