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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory characteristics

From: Role of hepatobiliary scintigraphy with different semi-quantitative parameters along with histopathological scoring in differentiating biliary atresia from neonatal hepatitis

Parameter Pathologic diagnosis P value
BA (21)
Number and %
NH (40)
Number and %
Age: 0.152**
• Mean (SD) 70 ± 30.5 84.7 ± 33.3
• Median(IQR) 60 (45) 90 (52.5)
Total bilirubin 0.802**
• Mean (SD) 13 ± 14.9 10 ± 6.5
• Median (IQR) 8.05 (7) 8.65 (11)
Direct bilirubin 0.641**
• Mean (SD) 15 ± 38.5 6 ± 4.2
• Median (IQR) 6.5 (5) 5 (7)
Sex 0.684*
• Male 12(57.1%) 25 (62.5%)
• Female 9 (42.9%) 15 (37.5%)
Stool color 0.635*
• Pigmented 14 (66.7%) 29 (72.5%)
• Acholic 7 (33.3%) 11 (27.5%)
Dark urine 0.907*
• Present 6 (28.6%) 12 (30%)
• Absent 15 (71.4%) 28 (70%)
Liver size 0.545*
• Normal 11 (52.4%) 20 (50%)
• Absent 8 (38.1%) 12 (30%)
• Not assessed 2 (9.5%) 8 (20%)
ICU admission: 0.662*
• Yes 8 (38.1%) 13 (32.5%)
• No 13 (61.9%) 27 (67.5%)
Blood transfusion 0.576*
• Yes 3 (15%) 8 (21%)
• No 17 (85%) 30 (79%)
Fever 0.335*
• Present 1 (4.8%) 5 (12.5%)
• Absent 20 (95.2%) 35 (87.5%)
TORCH 0.455*
• Positive 5 (23.8%) 5 (12.5%)
• Negative 16 (76.2%) 35 (87.5%)
  1. Statistical relationships were evaluated by Chi-square test*, Mann-Whitney test**. SD standard deviation