Table 2

 Density of the endocrine cells, gastrin, and somatostatin in Helicobacter pylori infected patients, non-infected patients, and normal subjects

StatusNo of subjectsChromogranin cell densityG cell densityD cell density
AntrumCorpusAntrumCorpus
Cell density values are mean (SD).
*Significant difference (p<0.01).
H pylori (+)5849.1 (21)22.2 (15)34.4 (19)*2.4 (2)*0.7 (1)
H pylori (−)
    Chronic gastritis1749.0 (19)28.2 (16)23.1 (10)7.4 (5)1.6 (2)
    Normal (no gastritis)4750.5 (22)19.1 (9)26.3 (13)8.8 (6)1.6 (2)