Table 1: Clinical and laboratory findings.

Healthy volunteers ( )Patients
All ( )Chronic hepatitis ( )Cirrhosis ( )

Age (y)*32 (25–41)67 (51–84)65 (51–73)67.5 (53–84)
Male/female 5/917/16 4/513/11
Bilirubin (mg/dL)*1.0 (0.4–3.9)0.5 (0.6–1.2)1.3 (0.4–3.9)
Albumin (g/dL)*3.4 (2.4–4.5)4.3 (3.5–4.5)3.0 (2.4–3.9)
Platelet count (107/L)*10.3 (3.5–21.5)15.4 (10.3–21.5)8.4 (3.5–14.3)
Prothrombin time (%)*69 (39–100)77 (64–100)66.5 (39–84)
Type IV collagen (ng/mL)*217 (100–681)134 (100–255)229 (126–681)
Hyaluronate (ng/mL)*454 (29–2860)68 (29–627)512 (245–2860)
Ascites
 +15015
 −1899
Varices
 +12012
 −21912
Child-Pugh score
 Grade A8
 Grade B10
 Grade C6

Note. *Results are expressed as median (range).