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Table 7 Association between CMV Seropositivity and Laboratory Variables

From: CMV, B and C hepatitis among multi-transfused hereditary hemolytic Anemia children: an updated Egyptian experience

Laboratory Investigation CMV Negative (n = 445) CMV Positive (n = 32) Test P value
Hb (gm/dL)
 - Mean (SD) 7.9 (±1.0) 7.7 (±1.0) 0.46b 0.64
 - Range 5.6–10 4.7–9.6   
WBC’s
 - Median 9.8 12 2.1c 0.03
 - Range 4.6–8.7 2.4–24.9   
Platelets (103/dL)
 - Median 301.7 397 0.10c 0.91
 - Range 162–950 120–430   
Serum Ferritin (ng/mL)
 - Mean (SD) 2892 (±1749) 3515 (±2023) 1.9b 0.04
 - Range 488–8724 601–9661   
AST (IU/L)
 - Median 59 85 11.8c 0.07
 - Range 11–150 16–442   
ALT (IU/L)
 - Median 66 89 2c 0.04
 - Range 6–180 13–292   
Total Bilirubin (mg/dL)
 - Mean (SD) 1.6 (±1) 1.7 (±1.3) 0.45b 0.65
 - Range 1.2–3.9 1.3–4.7   
  1. bIndependent sample t-Test, c Mann-Whitney test, SD standard deviation