Table 1

Total viable counts of sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB) in faecal slurries from patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and healthy controls

Subject group Log10 CFU SRB
Control (n=16)6.90 (5.47–9.05)
Total UC (n=37)8.72 (5.65–10.2)
Active (n=23)9.43 (7.85–10.67)1-150
Remission (n=14)6.26 (1.00–9.16)
  • Values are expressed as median (interquartile range) log10 colony forming units (CFU) per g wet weight faeces.

  • 1-150 p<0.005 versus remission UC.