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Table 2 Laboratory findings of patients with liver abscess

From: Prognosis of liver abscess with no identified organism

  CNLA (n = 156) CPLA (n = 246) Causative organism P value
E.coli (n = 74) K.pneumoniae (n = 133) P value* Other (n = 39)
White blood cells, per mm3, median (IQR) 11,500 (5142) 12,095 (4692.5) 11,200 (8225) 13,130 (8560) 0.30 10,300 (5450) 0.69
Platelets(×103), per mm3, median (IQR) 212 (102) 167 (104.5) 166 (136) 157 (126) 0.37 549 (93) 0.001
C-reactive protein, mg/dℓ, median (IQR) 13.3 (8.9) 16.9 (8.7) 14.1 (11.7) 20.7 (13.3) 0.61 11.3 (5.09) 0.01
AST, IU/L, median (IQR) 53.5 (48) 59 (35) 45 (51) 65.5 (60.3) 0.23 56 (73) 0.70
ALT, IU/L, median (IQR) 53 (50.5) 61 (37) 42 (48) 74.5 (72.6) 0.40 50 (34) 0.53
Alkaline phosphotase, IU/L, median (IQR) 139 (78) 132.5 (97.5) 196 (235) 121 (104.5) 0.0001 144 (91.5) 0.26
r-GTP, IU/L, median (IQR) 140 (126) 104 (112.7) 100 (263.7) 113 (143) 0.0007 94 (153) 0.10
Total bilirubin, mg/dℓ, median (IQR) 0.71 (0.8) 1.08 (0.94) 0.98 (1.58) 1.10 (1.18) 0.25 0.96 (0.99) 0.26
Albumin, g/dℓ, median (IQR) 3.0 (0.4) 3.1 (0.5) 3.1 (0.8) 3.2 (0.8) 0.33 3.1 (0.6) 0.01
Creatinine, mg/dℓ median (IQR) 0.81 (0.25) 0.92 (0.31) 0.85 (0.43) 1.01 (0.46) 0.94 0.85 (0.25) 0.06
  1. *P value was calculated on two groups of E.coli liver abscess and K.pneumoniae liver abscess