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Table 6 Initial findings in autoimmune hepatitis with acute and chronic presentations

From: Autoimmune hepatitis in India: profile of an uncommon disease

Initial findings Acute presentation (n = 15) Chronic presentation (n = 23)
Clinical
   Age (years) 36.6 (16.5) 36.0 (16.0)
   Sex (F: M) 13:3 4:1
Laboratory parameters
   ALT (10–40 U/L) 143 (139) 213 (457)
   AST (10–40 U/L) 187 (247) 207 (393)
   ALP (U/L) 209 (174) 251 (280)
   Bilirubin (0.2–0.8 mg/dL) 7.3 (9.6) 3.6 (4.7)
   Albumin (3.5–4.5 g/dL) 2.6 (0.9) 3.1 (0.8)
   Globulin (2.5–3.5 g/dL) 4.8 (1.8) 4.5 (1.4)
   Prothrombin time (sec)* 19 (8.2) 15.9 (4.5)
Immunoserologic markers   
   ANA n (%) 6 (40.0%) 9 (39.1%)
   SMA n (%) 9 (60.0%) 15(65.2%)
   AMA n (%) 0 1 (4.3%)
  1. Values expressed as Mean (S.D.)
  2. * Control 12.7 sec
  3. Comparison of parameters in the two groups did not show any statistical difference.