Table 3.

Clinical correlates of Helicobacter positivity in the PSC, PBC, and NCLC patient groups

CharacteristicValue for groupaP
PositiveNegative
Bilirubin (μmol/liter)204 ± 175184 ± 255NSb
ALP (μkat/liter)32 ± 127 ± 60.0001
PTK (%)85 ± 2949 ± 180.0003
Present or previous UC/no UCc 8/131/150.05d
  • a Sample groups were positive (n = 21) or negative (n = 16) by PCR with Helicobacter genus-specific primers.

  • b NS, not significant.

  • c Only found in PSC patients.

  • d Statistical significance related to difference in prevalence of Helicobacter spp. positivity between patients with previous history of or present UC and those without UC.