Table 1

Clinical and virological parameters of HCV infected patients included in the study

Liver biopsy specimenaSexbFibrosis stageGrade of activityHCV viral load (IU/ml)Rheumatoid factor (amt [IU/ml]cSerum albumin (g/dl)dAlkaline phosphatase (U/liter)eTotal C3 level (mean ± SD [mg/dl])
158M16,687,0004.68546.8 ± 2.2
164M2Mild activity, grade 21,095,7304.88246.6 ± 2.7
165F3Mild activity, grade 21,001,40048.3 ± 1.4
167F0928,4004.38252.2 ± 0.85
170M069,000,00050.7 ± 1.3
171F3Mild activity grade 22,69,00004.511043.6 ± 1.6
173F2Periportal fibrosis, mild activity, grade 2432,700+ (240)4.58449.8 ± 1.3
176M1Stage 1 activity1,87,24124.66752.8 ± 1.4
180M1Stage 2 activity3,624,0004.17847.8 ± 2.8
181F3Stage 2 activity3,929,4343.88248.4 ± 1.7
183F1Mild activity, grade 2160,700+ (480)4.18955.8 ± 1.6
186M2Stage 2 activity5,690,0004.55043.7 ± 2.9
  • a All 12 patients were infected with HCV genotype 1a.

  • b M, male; F, female.

  • c The presence (+) or absence (−) of rheumatoid factor in blood is indicated.

  • d The normal range is 3.4 to 5.5 g/dl.

  • e The normal range is 33 to 133 U/liter.