Endoscopic methods for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori.

@article{Cohen1997EndoscopicMF,
  title={Endoscopic methods for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori.},
  author={Helen Louise Cohen and Loren Laine},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          3-9
        }
}
This article reviews endoscopic methods for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori. At the time of endoscopy certain findings (gastroduodenal ulceration and/or antral nodularity) may be highly suggestive of H. pylori infection. Endoscopic acquisition of gastric biopsies, however, leads to a definitive diagnosis of infection on the basis of both direct and indirect tests. Direct tests include culture and histological detection (considered the gold standard). There are a variety of stains available… CONTINUE READING
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