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Table. 1.

Baseline Characteristics in the Total Patients with Ascites

Peritoneal TB (n=78) Non-peritoneal TB (n=208) p-value
Clinical parameter
Age (years) 33.3±13.9 43.7±15.2 <0.005
BMI (kg/m2) 20.2±3.5 20.0±2.6 0.11
Male 42 (54.0) 137 (66.0) 0.06
Associated symptoms
Anorexia 75 (96.0) 70 (34.0) <0.005
Weight loss 74 (95.0) 64 (31.0) <0.005
Fever 63 (81.0) 24 (12.0) <0.005
Abdominal distension 72 (92.0) 101 (97.0) 0.11
Abdominal pain 40 (51.0) 76 (37.0) 0.01
Lymphadenopathy 15 (19.0) 0 (0.0) <0.005
Chest X-ray abnormality 32 (41.0) NA NA
Positive tuberculin skin test 53 (68.0) NA NA
Laboratory findings (serum)
Hb (g/dL) 9.9±1.9 9.4±2.3 0.08
WBC (/mm3) 7,350±2,740 9,830±7,647 0.60
PLT (×103/mm3) 2.6±1.3 1.7±1.3 <0.005
AST (U/L) 43.6±32.4 96.7±349.0 0.031
ALT (U/L) 28.0±26.6 61.1±185.0 0.01
ALP (U/L) 149.7±117.0 213±332 0.01
Protein (g/dL) 7.5±0.9 6.3±0.9 <0.005
Albumin (g/dL) 3.0±0.9 2.6±0.6 <0.005
PT-INR 1.3±0.3 1.6±0.8 0.001
BUN (mg/dL) 11.0±5.5 17±15 <0.005
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.7±0.3 1.1±0.9 <0.005
Laboratory findings (ascites)
WBC (/mm3) 626±811 386±785 0.02
Lymphocyte (%) 78.4±22.0 67.1±32.6 0.001
Protein (g/dL) 4.5±1.6 2.1±1.2 <0.005
Albumin (g/dL) 2.1±0.9 1.0±0.7 <0.005
SAAG 0.8±0.4 1.5±0.6 <0.005
ADA (U/L) 72.2±28.1 22.7±13.7 <0.005

Values are presented number (%) or mean±standard deviation.

TB, tuberculosis; BMI, body mass index; Hb, hemoglobin; WBC, white blood cell; PLT, platelets; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; ALP, alkaline phosphatase; PT, prothrombin time; INR, international normalized ratio; BUN, blood urea nitrogen; SAAG, serum ascites albumin gradient; ADA, adenosine deaminase.

Korean J Gastroenterol 2021;78:168~176 https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2021.068
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