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Table 4 Comparison of paraclinical characteristics in thalassemic patients with and without SENV infection.

From: High frequency of SEN virus infection in thalassemic patients and healthy blood donors in Iran

  SENV SENV-D SENV-H Co-infection(+)
Characteristics +
(N = 98)
-
(N = 2)
+
(N = 86)
-
(N = 14)
+
(N = 93)
-
(N = 7)
(N = 81)
Gender [male (%)] 48 (49%) 1 (50%) 41 (47%) 8 (57%) 46 (49%) 3 (42%) 39 (48%)
Age (years) 22.4 ± 6.2 20.5 ± 2.1 22.2 ± 5.5 23.8 ± 9.3 22.4 ± 6.3 22.6 ± 4.0 22.1 ± 5.5
WBC count (× 103) 14.9 ± 15.9 7.7 ± 2.7 14.7 ± 14.7 15.0 ± 21.9 14.1 ± 15.1 23.8 ± 23.0 13.8 ± 13.6
Platelet count (× 104) 43.9 ± 25.5 32.8 ± 18.1 45.3 ± 26.2 33.7 ± 16.2 43.6 ± 25.6 44.2 ± 23.0 45.1 ± 26.4
MCH (pg) 26.1 ± 1.4 24.7 ± 1.1 26.212 ± 1.390† 25.321 ± 1.632 26.1 ± 1.5 25.9 ± 1.5 26.201 ± 1.394‡
ALT (IU/L) 26.0 ± 19.1 13.5 ± 14.2 26.7 ± 19.2 18.1 ± 17.8 25.7 ± 19.1 22.9 ± 21.9 26.5 ± 19.2
AST (IU/L) 27.7 ± 18.7 21.4 ± 13.0 27.6 ± 18.5 27.8 ± 19.5 27.7 ± 18.9 26.1 ± 15.0 27.5 ± 18.7
  1. P = 0.032 for SENV-D (+) vs. SENV-D (-), ‡P = 0.036 for Co-infection (+) vs. SENV-D (-)
  2. Normal range for platelet count (15-40 × 104/mm3); WBC, white blood cell count (4-10 × 103/mm3) and MCH, mean corpuscular hemoglobin (26-33 pg).