Table 6

Prevalence of afaC+, pks+ E coli in patients with CD, colitis and colon cancer compared with controls (using total number of patients as the denominator)†

Total no of patientsafaC+, pks+p Value*
CD144NS
CRC21110.0015
UC2180.0222
Controls242
  • *p Values obtained using Fisher's exact test (2P component).

  • †Presence or absence of afaC and pks is based on PCR assay.

  • afaC, gene encoding afimbrial adhesin outer membrane usher protein; CRC, colorectal cancer; pks, polyketide synthase gene complex; UC, ulcerative colitis.