Eradication of Helicobacter pylori can be accurately confirmed 14 days after termination of triple therapy using a high-dose citric acid-based 13C urea breath test.

@article{Shirin2005EradicationOH,
  title={Eradication of Helicobacter pylori can be accurately confirmed 14 days after termination of triple therapy using a high-dose citric acid-based 13C urea breath test.},
  author={Haim Shirin and Arie Levine and Orit Shevah and Vered Shabat-Sehayek and Hussein Aeed and Joram Wardi and Shlomo Birkenfeld and Rami Abraham Eliakim and Yona Avni},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={208-12}
}
BACKGROUND Confirmation of Helicobacter pylori eradication by urea breath test (UBT) is currently performed 4-6 weeks after completion of therapy because of unacceptable false-negative results in UBTs performed earlier. Use of a high-dose citric acid test meal appears to enable accurate detection of H. pylori even during short term therapy with proton pump inhibitors. AIM To evaluate if use of a high dose citric acid (4.0 g) test meal can decrease the interval required for confirmation of… CONTINUE READING