TABLE 2.

Clinical information for patients with and without PCR evidence of Helicobacter DNA

Patient groupNo. positive for HelicobacterDiagnosisa (n)Mean duration of disease (yr) ± SDMean age (yr) ± SDSex (M:F)bDisease activity (no. noted)
PCR positive6UC (5), CD (1)19.7 ± 9.852 ± 9.62:4Active (2)
PCR negative54UC (28), CD (24), I (2)11.8 ± 7.739.8 ± 12.530:24Active (12)
  • a UC, ulcerative colitis; CD, Crohn's disease; I, indeterminate colitis.

  • b M, male; F, female.