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Table 4 Descriptive characteristics of HBeAg negative patients (n = 316) 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 = 128 HDV Negative
n = 188
p value
Age, years 34 ± 11.3 34.5 ± 12.2 0.63
Gender-Male 102(79.7) 158(84) 0.32
Raised ALT 71(55.5) 71(37.8) 0.002
HBV DNA Positive 41(32.3) 74(39.4) 0.20
HBV DNA level    
≥ 10e5 6(11.5) 14(17.7) 0.32
< 10e5 122(95.3) 174(92.6)  
Cirrhosis 27(21.1) 23(12.2) 0.03
HBV stage    
Carrier of HBV 44(34.4) 92(48.9) 0.009
Chronic active HBV 52(40.6) 58(30.9)  
Compensate cirrhosis with HBV 27(21.1) 23(12.2) NS
Immunotolerant phase 5(3.9) 15(8) NS
  1. NS = not significant