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Table 1 Clinical features of the CSHB patients at entry to the study.

From: Molecular features of the complementarity determining region 3 motif of the T cell population and subsets in the blood of patients with chronic severe hepatitis B

Characteristics All patients (n = 42)
Sex (male/female) 29/13
Mean age (in years)† 45.6 ± 8.3
Duration of infection (years)† 14.2 ± 9.1
ALT level (IU/L)† 68.8 ± 75.3
Total bilirubin level (μmol/L)† 363.2 ± 173.5
HBV DNA (lg, copies/mL)† 4.5 ± 1.6
HBeAg-positive patients‡ 16 (38.1%)
HBV genotypes 15B, 27C
  1. CSHB, chronic severe hepatitis B; ALT: alanine amino transferase; Normal values: ALT, ≤ 40 IU/L; total bilirubin, ≤ 21 μmol/L. †Data are expressed as mean ± SD; ‡ Data are expressed as no. (%).