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Table 4 Mast cell density and presence and degree of inflammation.

From: Mast cell density in gastric biopsies of pediatric age group and its relation to inflammation and presence of Helicobacter pylori

gastritis mast cell density Total (n = 352)
  HP (+) (n = 62) HP (-) (n = 290)  
normal 0 14 ± 18.6 (6) 13.9 ± 18.5 (5.5)
mild 19.3 ± 30.9 (3) 13.7 ± 15.1 (9) 9.4 ± 11.8 (4.5)
moderate 5.2 ± 6.3 (2.5) 11.7 ± 13.5 (5.5) 9.4 ± 11.8 (4.5)
severe 14 3 ± 5.1 (0) 5.7 ± 6.9 (4.5)
follicular 10.1 ± 14.5 (5) 12.1 ± 15 (4) 11 ± 14.6 (5)
   total 9.5 ± 14.1 (4)* 13.3 ± 16.5 (6.5)  
  1. Data is shown as mean ± SD (median)
  2. HP: Helicobacter pylori
  3. *Mann-Whitney test; not statistically significant (p = 0.217)