Table 1

Demographic features of the study patients

Mean Age (years)

Gender (male/female)

Virus infection

*Stage of Fibrosis

*Grade of Inflammation


a) Patients included in PCR array experiments

Early HCV

(n = 4)

40 ± 6.2

2/2

HCV

0–1

0–1

Advanced

HCV

(n = 4)

53 ± 4.9

2/2

HCV

3–4

3–4


b) Patients included in Immunohistochemistry experiments

Chronic HCV

(n = 38)

42+9.3

18/20

HCV

0–4

1–4

Non-viral hepatitis (n = 6)

49 ± 2.1

2/4

None

1–4

1–3

Normal

(n = 4)

26 ± 4.0

2/2

None

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-


* Histopathological staging and grading of tissue samples were performed according to Batts Ludwig scoring system.

Sarfraz et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2009 9:125   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-125

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