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Table 2 Correlation of ascitic lactoferrin level with clinical and laboratory variables in all patients (n = 102)

From: Usefulness of ascitic fluid lactoferrin levels in patients with liver cirrhosis

Variables r P value
Age (years) 0.082 0.415
WBC count in ascitic fluid (cells/mL) 0.529 <0.001
PMN count in ascitic fluid (cells/mL) 0.633 <0.001
Serum WBC count (cells/mL) 0.110 0.273
Serum PMN count (cells/mL) 0.200 0.044
Serum hemoglobin level (g/dL) 0.093 0.351
Serum platelet level (×1000/μl) −0.253 0.018
Serum CRP 0.355 <0.001
Serum bilirubin level (g/dL) 0.132 0.187
Serum PT-INR 0.232 0.019
Serum albumin level (g/dL) −0.023 0.820
Child-Pugh score 0.248 0.012
  1. WBC White blood cells, PMN Polymorphonuclear cell, CRP C-reactive protein, PT-INR prothrombin time-international normalized ratio