Journal of Immunology Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

Chronic Gastritis in Dermatitis Herpetiformis: A Controlled Study

Table 3

Data on 94 patients with dermatitis herpetiformis. Comparison between cases with and without chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG).

DH patients with CAG
DH patients without CAG
-value

Mean age at diagnosis years (range) 63.0 (47–76) 43.9 (7–76)
Men 9 (56.3%) 45 (57.7%)
Duodenal histology
 (i) partial or subtotal villous atrophy11 (68.8%)61 (78.2%)
17 (21.8%)
0.52
 (ii) normal mucosa5 (31.2%)1
Helicobacter pylori 7 (44.0%) 11 (14.1%) 0.012
Abdominal complaints 5 (31.2%) 23 (40.4%)1 0.36

DH: dermatitis herpetiformis.
1Data available on 57 patients.