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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of analyzed patients

From: Spirulina platensis versus silymarin in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. A pilot randomized, comparative clinical trial

Characteristic Spirulina treated Group (n = 30) Silymarin treated group (n = 29)
Age-yr (mean ± SD) 47 ± 12 48 ± 12
Sex - M/F 21/9 18/11
Body mass index 29.8 ± 6.2 29.7 ± 6.8
Baseline HCV RNA (log10 IU/mL): median (Q1-Q3) 5.35 (4.84-6.07) 5.43 (4.94-6.02)
Baseline ALT: median (Q1-Q3) 76 (44-106) 75 (43-108)
Baseline Child-Pugh score: mean(SD) 7.067 (1.28) 7 (1.25)
Interferon history: (Naive/Relapser/Non-responder) 23/3/4 20/3/6