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Table 5 Serum HCV RNA levels, total lactic acid bacterial count, Lactobacillus acidophilus count in stool according to liver histopathology result

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

Group I Liver histopathology
Fibrosis score
P-value
≤ 1 > 1
Serum HCV–RNA (IU/ml) 6560.000 (401.000, 119.403.000) 90.800 (18.925, 164.000.000) 0.091
Total lactic acid bacterial
Count (CFU/g)
2.750 (1.200, 7.250) 2.000 (0.600, 4.000) 0.260
Lactobacillus acidophilus Count (CFU/g) 1.100 (0.475, 3.250) 0.800 (0.250, 1.650) 0.246
  1. All values are presented as median (interquartile range)
  2. HCV hepatitis C virus, RNA Ribonucleic acid, CFU colony forming unit