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Table 1 Laboratory values in patients with microscopic colitis compared to those with histologically normal colonic mucosa

From: Chronic non-bloody diarrhoea: a prospective study in Malmö, Sweden, with focus on microscopic colitis

  Total number Median IQR Mean Std. Deviation P-values
SR 1 44 9.5 7.25; 17.75 13.2 8.4  
(<20 mm) 2 12 5.5 4.25; 21 10.9 10.3 0.13
CRP 1 45 2.5 1.0; 4.9 4.4 5.5  
(<3.0 mg/L) 2 12 1.8 0.72; 4.8 2.6 2.2 0.51
F-Calprotecin 1 43 32 20; 66 58.6 66.4  
(<50 μg/g) 2 12 38.5 20; 114 67.8 68.5 0.71
Haemoglobin 1 47 137 129; 141 135.3 11.4  
(♀: 117-153 ♂: 134–170 g/L) 2 12 134 127; 142 133.8 10.8 0.87
Leukocytes 1 47 6.9 5.7; 7.8 6.9 1.9  
(3.5-8.8 g/L) 2 12 6.8 5.8; 9.5 7.3 2.1 0.74
Neutrophils 1 47 4.1 3.2; 5.4 4.4 1.7  
(1.7-8.0 x10^9/L) 2 12 4.0 2.8; 5.7 4.4 1.7 0.98
Eosinophils 1 46 0.10 0.10; 0.20 0.2 0.1  
(0.1-0.6 x10^9/L) 2 12 0.10 0.10; 0.20 0.2 0.1 0.56
Basophils 1 47 0.10 0.10; 0.10 0.1 0.0  
(<0.2 x10^9/L) 2 12 0.10 0.10; 0.10 0.1 0.0 1.0
Lymphocytes 1 47 1.8 1.5; 2.1 1.9 0.6  
(1.1-4.8 x10^9/L) 2 12 2.2 1.9; 2.4 2.2 0.6 0.41
Monocytes 1 45 0.50 0.40; 0.60 0.5 0.2  
(0.1-1.0 x10^9/L) 2 12 0.50 0.40; 0.50 0.5 0.2 0.87
Platelets 1 47 253 233: 296 273.6 75.3  
(145–348 x10^9/L) 2 11 273 229; 319 271.9 47.9 0.57
Bilirubin 1 47 11 9; 13 11.6 3.4  
(5–25 μmol/L) 2 12 12 8; 14 12.3 4.9 0.94
AST 1 47 0.39 0.33; 0.45 0.4 0.1  
(0.25-0.75 μkat/L) 2 12 0.42 0.30; 0.46 0.4 0.1 0.87
ALT 1 47 0.39 0.33; 0.49 0.4 0.3  
(0.15-1.1 μkat/L) 2 12 0.36 0.22; 0.52 0.4 0.2 0.45
ALP 1 44 1.2 1.0; 1.4 1.2 0.3  
(0.60-1.8 μkat/L) 2 12 1.1 0.8; 1.4 1.2 0.4 0.34
  1. 1 = normal histology, 2 = MC.
  2. CRP = C-reactive protein, AST = aspartate transaminase ALT = alanine transaminase ALP = alkaline phosphatise.
  3. 11 of 58 with normal histology did not leave blood and fecal samples.
  4. 3 of the 15 MC-patients did not leave blood and fecal samples.
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