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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory parameters in HDV positive and negative patients

From: Virological and clinical characteristics of hepatitis delta virus in South Asia

  HDV positive n = 169 HDV negative n = 311 p value
Age (years) 32.74 33 0.88
Sex-male 136 (80.5%) 262 (84.2%) 0.29
ALT-mean 74.3 ± 76.7 61.6 ± 70.3 0.06
ALT normal 73 (43.2%) 174 (55.9%) 0.008
ALT raised 96 (56.8%) 137 (44.1%)  
HBeAg positive 41 (24.3%) 123 (39.5%) 0.001
HBeAg negative 128 (75.7%) 188 (60.5%)  
Mean HBV DNA levels    
HBV DNA > 105 23 (13.6%) 80 (25.7%) 0.002
HBV DNA < 105 146 (86.4%) 231 (74.3%)  
HBV stages    
Carrier 45 (26.6%) 98 (31.5%) 0.003
Chronic active HBV 73 (43.2%) 112 (36%)  
Compensate cirrhosis 34 (20.1%) 38 (12.2%) 0.02
Immunotolerant phase 17 (10.1%) 63 (20.3%) NS
  1. NS = not significant