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Table 1 Haematological and biochemical results with statistically significant differences in the four studied groups.

From: Different degrees of malnutrition and immunological alterations according to the aetiology of cirrhosis: a prospective and sequential study

PARAMETERS ALCOHOL ALC+HCV HCV CONTROL P
  N M SD N M SD N M SD N M SD  
Platelets/mm3 33 174 × 103 83 × 103 20 149 × 103 59 × 103 24 127 × 103 70 × 103 32 260 × 103 61 × 103 < 0,001
P.A.(%) 33 68,82 16,21 20 67,60 17,33 24 62,88 13,94 32 87,16 9,17 < 0,001
Iron (mg/100 ml) 33 98,15 30,22 20 99,20 58,97 22 128,45 54,76 31 66,45 32,22 < 0,001
Fasting glycaemia (mg/dl) 33 102,97 25,72 20 126,75 62,57 24 117,67 48,70 32 94,84 10,01 0,003
AST (IU/l) 33 20,42 10,46 20 36,70 19,30 24 58,33 30,52 32 12,75 5,44 0,001
ALT (IU/l) 33 17,21 8,03 20 46,95 42,24 24 66,08 37,40 32 13,25 9,31 < 0,001
AST/ALT 33 1,29 0,59 20 0,91 0,34 24 0,96 0,40 32 1,20 0,61 0,026
Total bilirrubin (mg/dl) 33 1,42 1,11 20 1,40 1,16 24 1,75 0,95 32 0,77 0,38 < 0,001
Alpha-fetoprotein (IU/l) 33 3,90 2,50 19 5,56 3,86 23 13,47 10,87 31 3,71 2,54 < 0,001
Serum Albumin (g/dl) 33 4,19 0,53 20 3,85 0,39 24 3,81 0,57 32 4,49 0,35 < 0,001
  1. Where: N = number of cases; M = mean number; SD = standard deviation; HCV = Hepatitis C Virus. Reference values: N° of platelets/mm3: (140 – 450 × 103); P.A.: (70 – 100), Iron (50 – 100); AST and ALT: (18); Total bilirrubin: (0.2 – 1.0); alpha-fetoprotein: (10); Albumin: (3.5 – 5.0).