Table 2

Laboratory features at presentation (n = 66)

Laboratory testMean (SD) or proportionRangeProportion within normal range* (%)Normal range†
Alanine aminotransferase (U/l)137 (102)17–579610–45
Serum aspartate aminotransferase (U/l)94 (62)18–3261426–31
Alkaline phosphatase (U/l)435 (276)69–10119698–1276
γ-Glutamytransferase (U/l)77 (52)25–210126–31
Total bilirubin (mg/dl)0.7 (0.6)0.2–4.3900.1–1.0
Albumin (g/dl)4.5 (0.4)3.6–5.21003.5–5.0
Prothrombin time (s)10.3 (1.2)8.6–12.71008.4–12.0
Cholesterol (mg/dl)216 (76)112–49760.6<200
HDL-cholesterol37 (11.5)11–6772.7
LDL-cholesterol130 (49)55–23377.3<130
Triglyceride (mg/dl)216 (168)44–76853
Glucose (mg/dl)106 (51)73–37187.9<100
Anti-nuclear antibodies15.4%Negative
Smooth muscle antibodies10%Negative
  • *Refers to patients who had normal laboratory values considering the normal range for the specific age and sex in each individual case.

  • †Includes the normal laboratory values for boys and girls for the age range of our patient population.

  • ‡Based on percentile for age and sex.

  • ALT, alanine aminotransferase; ANA, antinuclear antibody; AST, serum aspartate aminotransferase; GGT, γ-glutamyl transferase; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; SAM, smooth muscle antibody.