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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of 99 patients

From: Molecular characterization of hepatitis B virus in liver disease patients and asymptomatic carriers of the virus in Sudan

  Clinical status
  HCC (15) ASC (30) CR (42) AH (7) CH (5)
Male: Female 13:02 22:08 37:05:00 02:05 03:02
Age mean ±SD 57.3±13.8a 42.8±15.1 46.5±12.9 32.1±12.4a 37.6±41.0
ALT median IU/L (IQR) 40 (24–50) 22 (18–33) 27 (18–45) 461 (312–834)a 38 (29–47)
HBeAg positive (%) 2 (13.3) 2 (6.7) 7 (16.7) 1 (14.3) 0
Log viral loads 3.8 2.5 2.8 3 2.1
IU/ml median (IQR) (2.4-4.7) (2.2–3.3) (2.2-5.3) (2.2-3.8) (2.0-3.6)
  1. HCC Hepatocellular carcinoma, ASC Asymptomatic carriers, CR Cirrhosis, AH Acute hepatitis, CH Chronic hepatitis.
  2. aSignificant difference with other groups.