Chinese Medical Journal 1985;98(6):455-456
A DOUBLE-BLIND STUDYON EFFECTIVENESS OFHERICIUM ERINACEUS PERSTHERAPY ON CHRONIC ATROPHIC GASTRITISA PRELIMINARY REPORT'

Xu Cai-pu徐采朴,Liu Wei-wen刘为纹,Liu Feng-xian柳风轩,Chen Shou-song陈寿松 Liao Fu-quan廖福权,Xu Zhao徐 钊,Jiang Li-guo姜利国,Wang Chuan王 JlI|and Lu Xiu-hui吕秀惠Department of Internal,  Medicine andPatholog'y,  First Teaching Hospital,  Third Mil.itary Medical,  College.

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Abstract
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of Hericium Erinaceus Pers (HEP) in the tre.at- ment of chronic atrophic gastritis, a double- blind study was carried out. Fifty endoscopical ly-confirmed chronic atrophic gastritis patients (34 males and 16 females) with.age ranging from 30 t0 60 years, were randomly dividod into two groups: Group I consistt:d of 25 pa- tients, taking 3 tablets of HEP after each meal and Group II consisted of another 25 patients, taking only placebo in the same manner. The course of the treatment was 3 months. Gastro scopy and gastric acidity analysis were perform- ed before and after the treatment respectively. The severity of the gas.troscopic findings, intes- tinal metaplasia, dysplasia and inflammatory in- filtration in the gastric mucosa were classified as mild, moderate, or severe by the same endos- copist or the same pathologist according to the standard national criteria. The results are as Follows.