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Table 3 Prevalence of H. pylori infection in patients with SRC and NSRC who were tested for the presence of H. pylori infection

From: Rapidly declining trend of signet ring cell cancer of the stomach may parallel the infection rate of Helicobacter pylori

 Positivity in SRCPositivity in NSRCP
Testing for H. pylori infection, n (%)
 Ab
 UBT
 Bacterial culture
 At least one
4/6 (66.7)
5/14 (35.7)
7/11 (63.6)
15/25 (60.0)
47/117 (40.2)
221/545 (40.6)
172/486 (35.4)
387/729 (53.1)
0.231
0.716
0.063
0.496
  1. Ab, anti-H. pylori antibody; NSRC, non-signet ring cell carcinoma; SRC, signet ring cell carcinoma; UBT, urea breath test