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Table 3 Biochemical, serological and pathological characteristics of HCV patients with functional dyspepsia

From: The prevalence of functional dyspepsia using Rome III questionnaire among chronic hepatitis C patients

Parameter Patients with FD Patients without FD P-Value
166 86
Serum ALT    
 Normal 9 (45 %) 11 (55 %) <0.04*
 Elevated 157 (67.7 %) 75 (32.3 %)
Fibrosis score    <0.0001*
 F0-F1 13 (37.1 %) 22 (62.9 %)
 F2-F3 153 (70.5 %) 64 (29.5 %)
HCV RNA (PCR)    <0.2
 Median 147,160 180,603
 Range (1000–2 220 000) (800–4 080 000)
  1. ALT alanine transaminase; FD functional dyspepsia; PCR Polymerase chain reaction
  2. *Statistically significant