Table 1

Number of patients with atrophic gastritis and positive results in the following tests: elevated H pylori antibodies of IgG and/or IgA class (H pylori antibodies), low serum pepsinogen I level (<28 μg/ml; Low Peps I), high serum gastrin level (>111 pg/ml; High gastrin), parietal cell antibodies (PCA) and CagA antibodies (CagA). Atrophy was graded as none (0), mild (1), moderate (2), or severe (3)

Atrophy gradeH pylori antibodiesLow Peps IHigh gastrinPCACagATotal
Antrum atrophy05811141449171
1224632030
2401044
3200022
Corpus atrophy06916762179
110121711
2632146
3010108110