Group no. | Results by: | No. of specimens | No. of CFU | ||
---|---|---|---|---|---|

FISH | Culture | Urease test | |||

0 | Negative | Negative | Negative | 134 | |

I | Positive | Positive | Positive | 36 | 311.2 ± 110.2 |

II | Positive | Positive | Negative | 13 | 41.2 ± 8.8 |

III | Positive | Negative | Positive | 7 | |

IV | Positive | Negative | Negative | 7 | |

V | Negative | Positive | Negative | 4 | 4.0 ± 1.4 |

↵a In gastric biopsy specimens from which

*H. pylori*was cultured (groups I, II, and V), the number of CFU was determined. Values are means ± standard deviations of CFU obtained from all biopsies per group. Values of each group differ significantly from each other (P < 0.05) .