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Table 1 Laboratory data

From: New foe treated with old guns – supportive role of steroids in the treatment of acute severe hepatitis E

Variable Reference range On admission 2nd day (starting steroid treatment) After 1 week After 3 weeks
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 14.0-17.5 15.0 13.7 14.4 14.2
White-cell count 3.8-11.0 4.6 3.4 7.2 10.6
(per mm3)
Platelet count 150-400 113 111 226 128
(per mm3)
International normalized ratio   2.01 2.14 1.67 1.17
Urea nitrogen (mg/dl) 8-26 13 9 11 16
Creatinine (mg/dl) 0.6-1.3 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.2
Bilirubin total (mg/dl) <1.2 7.7 8.7 9.4 4.4
Alkaline phosphatase (U/l) 40-129 154 125 139 161
Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (U/l) <65 312 242 391 345
Alanine aminotransferase (U/l) 10-50 6635 4963 1331 200
Aspartate aminotransferase (U/l) 10-50 5133 2950 96 55
Lactate dehydrogenase (U/l) 87-241 1144 592 243 201
Albumin (g/l) 35-50 33 26 26 30