TABLE 1.

Characteristics of subjects by classification of stool antigen pairs

GroupaHpSANo. of subjects (no. of sequences analyzed)Age (median yrs)Sex (% male)No. (%) with gastroenteritis
Visit 1Visit 2
Transiently positivePositiveNegative26 (26)0.9614 (57)21 (81)
Persistent positivePositivePositive4 (4)1.43 (75)4 (100)
Persistent negativeNegativeNegative278 (10)1.0157 (56)239 (86)
Total308 (30)1.0174 (56)264 (86)
  • a Not shown are 15 subjects converting from negative to positive who are the subject of a separate study.