Table 1

Inflammation parameters and plasma fibrinogen before and after H pylori eradication

Before eradicationAfter eradication
First contactBefore treatment1-1501 month3 months6 months
Leucocytes (×109/l)7.146.816.706.236.89
CRP (g/l)0.0070.0060.0131-151 0.0070.006
ESR (mm 1st h)1112201-151 89
Fibrinogen (g/l)
(SD)
4.131-152
(0.43)
3.431-153
(0.89)
4.621-151 (0.20)3.211-153 (0.32)3.271-153 (0.63)
  • Values are means.

  • 1-150 3 to 12 months after first contact.

  • 1-151 Raised values because two patients had respiratory infections at that time.

  • 1-152 p < 0.01 (paired t test) compared with first contact or 6 months.

  • 1-153 p < 0.01 (paired t test) mean of first contact and before treatment compared with the mean of 3 and 6 months after eradication.