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Table 1 Clinical Characteristics of Acute Appendicitis Patients and Controls

From: High mobility group box protein-1 (HMGB-1) as a new diagnostic marker in patients with acute appendicitis

  Group 1 (n = 20) Group 2 (n = 32) Group 3 (n = 28)
Sex (M/F) 12/8 20/12 16/12
Age (years)
(median, range)
29 (16-77) 27 (17-70) 27 (17-77)
WBC (x109/L) 7.41 ± 2.02 15.71 ± 2.85 8.51 ± 1.84
HMGB-1 (ng/ml) 21.71 ± 11.36 37.28 ± 13.37 36.51 ± 17.74
  1. Group 1: Control group, n = 20; Group 2: Acute Appendicitis patients with high WBC counts; Group 3: Acute Appendicitis patients with normal WBC counts; M: Male; F: Female; WBC: White blood cell count; HMGB-1: High Mobility Group Box Protein-1