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Table 3 Laboratory parameters at initiation of TG (T0) and 6 months of treatment (T6), shown as mean (SD). Levels of response and non-response group at T6 are compared, as are levels at T0 and T6 of the entire cohort

From: Efficacy, safety and drug survival of thioguanine as maintenance treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a retrospective multi-centre study in the United Kingdom

Parameter T0, Response T6, Response T0, Non-Response T6, Non-Response T0, Total T6, Total
Haemoglobin 131 (14) 136 (17)* 128 (21) 132 (16)* 131 (16) 135 (18)*
Platelets 305 (87) 259 (95)* 332 (116) 309 (90) 313 (95) 275 (97)*
Bilirubin 8 (6) 9 (9) 7 (4) 8 (4) 8 (6) 9 (8)*
ALAT 24 (19) 25 (14) 20 (12) 20 (14) 23 (17) 24 (14)
AP 74 (30) 81 (38) 90 (31) 94 (58) 79 (32) 84 (41)
Albumin 44 (5) 44 (5) 44 (4) 44 (3) 44 (4) 44 (5)
CRP 12 (32) 9 (20) 9 (11) 26 (65)* 11 (29) 13 (36)
ESR 17 (20) 13 (12) 18 (15) 17 (14) 17 (16) 15 (12)
  1. ALAT Alanine aminotransferase, AP Alkaline phosphatase, CRP C-reactive protein, ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  2. *: statistical significantly different (P < 0.05)