Table 1

Antral chemiluminescence and malondialdehyde and vitamin C concentrations according to histological diagnosis

Histological findings Chemiluminescence (cpm/mg) Malondialdehyde (nmol/g) Ascorbic acid (μmol/kg) Total vitamin C (μmol/kg)
Normal (n=53) 1210 (467–2891) 78.9 (62.2–97.4)441 (303–674)553 (400–727)
Reactive gastritis (n=31) 1576 (274–2836) 88.6 (61.4–104.8)436 (359–577)495 (458–663)
H pylori gastritis (n=77)23885 (4908–47864)1-150 112.3 (81.4–147.8)1-150 582 (347–757)672 (394–840)
  • Values are expressed as median (interquartile range).

  • 1-150 p<0.0001 v normal histology (Mann-Whitney U test).