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Table. 3.

Eosinophil and Mast Cell Counts according to the Symptom-based Subtypes of Functional Dyspepsia

EPS (n=7) PDS (n=10) Overlap (n=4) p-value
Duodenum
Eosinophils (/HPF) 12 (7-21) 11.5 (6.25-17.75) 9.5 (7.5-13) 0.758
Mast cells (/HPF) 22 (20-26) 24 (16.5-26.5) 28.5 (27.25-29.75) 0.076
Stomach antrum
Eosinophils (/HPF) 1 (0-5) 1.5 (0.75-5.75) 1.5 (0.25-13.25) 0.856
Mast cells (/HPF) 25 (20-29) 21.5 (10.75-23.5) 24.5 (20.75-29) 0.245
Stomach body
Eosinophils (/HPF) 2 (1-4) 2.5 (0-3.75) 0.5 (0-1.75) 0.231
Mast cells (/HPF) 16 (15-19) 17.5 (10-19.75) 25.5 (19-29.75) 0.058

Values are presented as median (interquartile range).

EPS, epigastric pain syndrome; PDS, postprandial stress syndrome; HPF, high-power field.

Korean J Gastroenterol 2022;80:28~33 https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2022.036
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