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Table 3 Descriptive characteristics of HBeAg positive patients (n = 164) in patients with HBV/HDV co-infection and HBV mono-infection

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

  HDV Positive n = 41 HDV Negative
n = 123
p value
Age, years 29 ± 8.85 30.34 ± 14.53 0.44
Gender-male 34 (82.9%) 104 (84.6%) 0.80
Male 34 (82.9) 104 (84.6) 0.80
Raised ALT 25 (61) 66 (53.7) 0.41
Mean ALT 72.2 ± 70.7 74.5 ± 82 0.87
HBV DNA level    
≥ 10e5 17 (41.5) 66 (54.1) 0.17
< 10e5 24 (58.5) 57 (46.3)  
Spectrum of HBV:    
Carrier of HBV 00 7 (5.7) 0.54
Chronic active HBV 21 (51.2) 54 (43.9) NS
Compensate cirrhosis with HBV 7 (17.1) 15 (12.2) NS
Immunotolerant phase 12 (29.3) 48 (39) NS
  1. NS = not significant