Table 2

Expression of interleukin 10 (IL-10) protein by gastric epithelium and lamina propria mononuclear cells (LPMNCs) in Helicobacter pylori positive (chronic gastritis) and H pylori negative (normal mucosa) patients

Helicobacter pylori +veHelicobacter pylori −ve
*No significant difference between H pylori +ve v H pylori −ve.
**Proportion of LPMNCs stained for IL-10 protein: p < 0.05 for H pylori +ve v H pylori −ve (Fisher's exact test) using pooled values (scores 0–1 and 2–3).
No. of cases studied1316
Absent (0)03
Weak (1)13
Moderate (2)78
Strong (3)52
Absent (0)04
<10% (1)15
10–50% (2)117
>50% (3)10