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Table 2 Mucosal eosinophil and mast cell densities in patients with and without nausea

From: A cross-sectional study of nausea in functional abdominal pain: relation to mucosal mast cells and psychological functioning

VariableNausea positive
(N = 169)
Nausea negative
(N = 39)
p value
Mean antral eosinophils10.5 ± 9.210.0 ± 7.0NS
Peak antral eosinophils15.0 ± 12.015.1 ± 9.6NS
Mean duodenal eosinophils21.1 ± 11.920.9 ± 8.7NS
Peak duodenal eosinophils28.1 ± 14.728.2 ± 12.0NS
Mean antral mast cells15.6 ± 5.615.1 ± 6.1NS
Peak antral mast cells20.2 ± 7.319.9 ± 8.2NS
Mean duodenal mast cells21.4 ± 17.117.5 ± 6.3.02
Peak duodenal mast cells26.2 ± 9.722.9 ± 7.4.02