Table 2

Effect of eradication therapy on the number/abundance of bacteria

Before (S1)Eradication therapyP value
Immediately after (S2)3 months after (S3)Δ (S3-S1)
Anaerobes by culturing method (×Log10 CFU/g)10.11 (9.60–10.40)9.65 (9.41–10.28)10.10 (9.61–10.35)0.76
Bacteroidetes:Firmicutes ratio (×100)0.93 (0.30–3.31)2.04 (1.40–10.62)2.40 (1.40–7.84)<0.01
Abundance (%)
 Genus Bifidobacterium12.6 (7.6–23.2)0.1 (0.006–5.275)4.8 (0.3–17.1)<0.01
 Faecalibacterium prausnitzii0.95 (0.12–2.18)0.59 (0.006–4.54)1.20 (0.10–2.83)0.02
 Akkermansia muciniphila0.002 (0–0.288)0 (0–0)0 (0–0.69)0.66