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Table 1 Clinical and liver profile characteristic of the sample population

From: Potential impact of gut Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum on hepatic histopathological changes in non-cirrhotic hepatitis C virus patients with different viral load

  CHC patients
(n = 40)
Healthy controls
(n = 10)
P-value
Age (years) 43.5 ± 5.97 42.4 ± 7.351 0.621
Gender (M/F ratio) % 28/12 (70%) 6/4 (68%) 0.55
AST (IU/l)
ALT (IU/l)
55.000 ± 26.602
58.000 ± 25.631
36.000 ± 16.207
31.400 ± 16.939
0.037*
0.003*
Total bilirubin (mg/dl) 0.761 ± 0.289 0.831 ± 0.103 0.454
Albumin (g/L) 4.275 ± 0.427 4.320 ± 0.235 0.751
Alkaline phosphatase (IU/l) 58.300 ± 14.472 55.600 ± 5.522 0.567
INR
PT
1.115 ± 1.108
13.390 ± 0.688
1.060 ± 0.084
12.260 ± 0.881
0.140
< 0.001*
  1. All values were expressed in mean and stander deviation, while gender expressed in number and percentage. CHC; chronic hepatitis c, AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; INR; international normalized ratio; PT; prothrombin time
  2. * (Significant P-value)