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Table 2 Comparison of exercise (ECT) and mannitol (MCT) challenge test results in 14 patients with exercise induced bronchoconstriction

From: An open-label study examining the effect of pharmacological treatment on mannitol- and exercise-induced airway hyperresponsiveness in asthmatic children and adolescents with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction

Day 0 (Baseline)
  MCT positive MCT negative Total
ECT positive 7 7 14
ECT negative 0 0 0
Total 7 7 14
Efficiency of MCT for the diagnosis of a positive ECT = 50%
Day 7 (under budesonide therapy)
  MCT positive MCT negative Total
ECT positive 2 2 4
ECT negative 5 5 10
Total 7 7 14
Efficiency of MCT for the diagnosis of a positive ECT = 50%
Day 14 (under budesonide and montelukast therapy)
  MCT positive MCT negative Total
ECT positive 0 2 2
ECT negative 2 10 12
Total 2 12 14
Efficiency of MCT for the diagnosis of a positive ECT = 71%