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Table 3 Laboratory and imaging abnormalities of acute hepatitis A

From: Clinical characteristics of acute hepatitis A outbreak in Taiwan, 2015–2016: observations from a tertiary medical center

  Total 2001/1–2015/5 2015/6–2016/8 P value
WBC count (× 109/L) (median, range) 6.0 (1.5–21.2) 6.1 (1.5–21.2) 5.7 (1.9–13.8) 0.438
Hemoglobin (g/L) 145 (76–186) 141 (76–185) 150 (106–186) 0.079
Platelet count (X 109/L) 173 (57–481) 172 (57–464) 176 (76–481) 0.668
ALT (U/L) 1904 (40–8378) 1849 (40–8378) 2006 (49–5428) 0.595
ALK-P (U/L) 177 (44–933) 171 (44–638) 187 (58–933) 0.216
Total bilirubin (μmol/L) 106.0 (6.9–1145.7) 100.9 (6.8–1145.7) 118.0 (63.3–489.1) 0.009*
Creatinine (μmol/L) 74.3 (26.5–1674.3) 75.1 (26.5–1674.3) 72.9 (38–385.4) 0.240
CT, MRI or Sonography (n, %) 183 (88.4) 145 (89) 38 (86.4) 0.633
Sonography 180 (87) 143 (87.7) 37 (84) 0.525
CT 16 (7.7) 11 (6.7) 5 (11.4) 0.341
Hepatomegaly 32 (15.5) 28 (17.2) 4 (9.1) 0.251
Splenomegaly 56 (27.1) 40 (24.5) 16 (36.4) 0.060
Lymphadenopathy 4 (1.9) 4 (2.5) 0 0.582
Gallbladder wall thickening/ edema 87 (42) 74 (45.4) 13 (29.5) 0.070
Ascites 15 (7.2) 14 (8.6) 1 (2.3) 0.314
  1. Note: WBC white blood cells, ALT alanine aminotransferase, ALK-P alkaline phosphatase, CT computed tomography, MRI Magnetic resonance imaging
  2. * denotes a significant post hoc comparison between two groups