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Fig. 2 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

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From: Diagnostic performance of measuring antibodies to the glycopeptidolipid core antigen specific to Mycobacterium avium complex in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a cross-sectional observational study

Fig. 2

Anti-GPL antibody titers of 12 patients who underwent bronchoscopy. Twelve patients with negative expectorated sputum cultures for MAC and positive CT findings compatible with MAC underwent bronchoscopy. BALF samples from six patients were positive for MAC, and the remainder were negative. Titers of anti-GPL antibodies in BALF samples were compared between the MAC-negative and MAC-positive groups. *P = 0.0039. BALF bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, CT computed tomography, GPL glycopeptidolipid, MAC Mycobacterium avium complex

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