Application of stool-PCR for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori from stool in Nigeria- a pilot study

@inproceedings{Smith2012ApplicationOS,
  title={Application of stool-PCR for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori from stool in Nigeria- a pilot study},
  author={Stella Ifeanyi Smith and Muinah Adenike Fowora and Olufunmilayo Adenike Lesi and Elizabeth Agbebaku and Peter Godwin Chikwenye Odeigah and Fatimah Biade Abdulkareem and Charles Asabamaka Onyekwere and Chimere A Agomo and M{\'o}nica Yicette S{\'a}nchez Contreras},
  booktitle={SpringerPlus},
  year={2012}
}
There are various methods for detection of Helicobacter pylori and the gold standard for non-invasive detection is the urea breath test (UBT). The aim of the study is therefore to detect H. pylori from the stool of patients with dyspepsia by PCR and compare results obtained with UBT. A total of 97 stool samples from patients presenting with dyspeptic symptoms in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) were screened for urea breath test (UBT) and the presence of H. pylori DNA using stool-PCR… CONTINUE READING

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