Table 2.

Number of samples positive in the E. coliand various Helicobacter PCR assays

Histological group (n)No. of positive samples for the following primer set:
EcaHCbHpDcHpACTd
PSC (12)11955
PBC (12)121143
NCLC (13)12100
Normal (10)NTe 0NTNT
  • a 16S rRNA primers for E. coli.

  • b 16S rRNA primers for Helicobactergenus.

  • c 26-kDa protein primers for H. pylori.

  • d 16S rRNA primers for H. pylori.

  • e NT, not tested.