Table 3: Pathology findings of large airways in near fatal asthma exacerbation (NFE I group, ).

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Eosinophils3+3+3+3+0+1+0+3+1+
Neutrophils1+1+1+3+1+1+1+3+1+
Lymphocytes3+3+3+3+2+2+2+3+3+
Plasma cells1+2+2+3+1+1+2+2+1+
Mucinous metaplasia0%30%15%75%15%15%30%75%30%
Squamous metaplasia100%20%30%50%10%20%30%20%50%
Inflammation3+3+2+3+1+2+3+3+3+
Basal laminathickthickthickthickthickthickthickthickthick
Edemamildmoderatemoderatemoderatemildmoderatemoderatemoderatemild
Vascularity Vessels/hpf10+10+10+10+10+10+10+9+9+