Table 1

Demographic data of patients according to HCV RNA levels

Groups

Low Viral Load

High Viral Load

P-value


N

15

34

Age (years)

50.8 ± 14.5

53.3 ± 11.7

N.S.

Gender (male/female)

11/4

21/13

N.S.

ALT (IU/L)

71.5 ± 56.5

100 ± 76.3

N.S.

Platelets (× 104/mm3)

17.4 ± 5.5

100 ± 76.3

N.S.

HCV RNA (KIU/mL)

37.5 ± 26.3

459 ± 330

< 0.0001

Duration of treatment (days)

120 ± 80

236 ± 115

N.S.

RVR/non-RVR

15/0

19/15

0.0059


Low and high viral load were defined as < 100 KIU/mL and > 100 KIU/mL, respectively. ALT, alanine aminotransferase; RVR, rapid virological response; N.S., statistically not significant. Data are shown as mean ± S.D. Statistical analysis was carried out using Student's t-test or chi-square test. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Etoh et al. BMC Research Notes 2011 4:316   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-316

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