A negative Helicobacter pylori serology test is more reliable for exclusion of premalignant gastric conditions than a negative test for current H. pylori infection: a report on histology and H. pylori detection in the general adult population.

@article{Storskrubb2005ANH,
  title={A negative Helicobacter pylori serology test is more reliable for exclusion of premalignant gastric conditions than a negative test for current H. pylori infection: a report on histology and H. pylori detection in the general adult population.},
  author={Tom Storskrubb and Pertti Aro and Jukka Ronkainen and Michael Vieth and Manfred Stolte and Karin Wreiber and Lars Engstrand and Henry Nyhlin and Elisabeth Bolling-Sternevald and Nicholas J Talley and Lars Agreus},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={302-11}
}
OBJECTIVE Corpus-dominant gastritis, gastric mucosal atrophy and intestinal metaplasia (IM) associated with Helicobacter pylori infection are all known potential risk markers for the development of gastric cancer. As the accuracy for finding cases at risk in the general population is unknown, we aimed to determine the prevalence of current and/or past H. pylori infection and associated gastric mucosal findings by means of histological survey of a random adult population. MATERIAL AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING