Clinical Research
Copyright ©2005 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc.
World J Gastroenterol. Nov 28, 2005; 11(44): 6988-6994
Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6988
Table 3 Effect of the CD clinical characteristics on the following parameters: ASCA IgG and IgA positivity and change in IgG and IgA ASCA titers. Results are expressed as P-values of the mean-difference tests or as correlation coefficients (c)
Clinical characteristicsASCA IgGASCA IgA∆IgG∆IgA
Correlation with agec = –0.140c = 0.198c = –0.340c = –0.197
Male vs female0.8810.8810.0890.571
Disease Location
Colonic vs non-colonic0.6670.1690.2030.289
Ileal vs non-ileal0.2850.2850.032a0.395
Fistular vs Non-fistular disease0.1520.0750.4990.907
Medical therapy
5-ASA compounds0.8060.2330.9030.491
Oral steroids0.5120.3850.4750.531
None of the above medical
therapy vs medical therapy0.2850.5770.4380.117