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Table 3 Detection of Helicobacter spp. in the different stomach compartments of the canine stomach recurring to different diagnostic methods

From: Presence and significance of Helicobacter spp. in the gastric mucosa of Portuguese dogs

Gastric region Detection methods
Positive (percent & number)
HE MG IHC* PCR
Body (n = 66) 62.1 (41/66) 68.2 (45/66) 84.8 (56/66) 37.9 (25/66)
Antrum (n = 51) 70.6 (36/51) 78.4 (40/51) 80.4 (41/51) 51.0 (41/51)
  1. Legend: HE: haematoxylin-eosin; MG: modified Giemsa stain; IHC: immunohistochemistry; PCR: polymerase chain reaction.
  2. *The positive results obtained with IHC did not differ significantly across each stomach region (p > 0.05).