TITLE

Gasfroduodenal free papers

PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2005 Supplement 2, Vol. 54, pA9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on abstracts related to gastroduodenal. In an abstract emphasis is given on the long term study of re-infection following successful eradication of helicobacter pylori infection. H. pylori infection is known to cause a number of diseases including peptic ulcer disease and gastric carcinoma. Successful eradication dramatically reduces recurrent ulcer disease. Re-infection rates are likely to be related to the population prevalence of infection. Small, short-term studies suggest annual HP re-infection rates in excess of 1 %. When the researchers previously attempted to study re-infection rates, the majority of "re-infections" occurred within the first year suggesting recrudescence rather than true re-infection. The researchers now report what are likely to be genuine re-infection rates by studying a large cohort of patients over a much longer period.
ACCESSION #
16567948

 

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