Comparison of invasive and noninvasive methods for the diagnosis and evaluation of eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection in children.

@article{Yaez2000ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of invasive and noninvasive methods for the diagnosis and evaluation of eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection in children.},
  author={P Quiroga Ya{\~n}ez and A M la Garza and Guillermo I Perez-Perez and Lilia Cabrera and Onofre Mu{\~n}oz and Javier Torres},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={415-21}
}
BACKGROUND Acquisition of Helicobacter pylori infection occurs mainly during childhood. To study the events associated with H. pylori colonization in children it is important to have reliable diagnostic methods. Our objective was to validate invasive and noninvasive tests for diagnosis of H. pylori infection in children before and after antimicrobial treatment. METHODS Before treatment, invasive rapid urease test (RUT) culture and histology, as well as the noninvasive carbon-13 urea breath… CONTINUE READING

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