Gastric juice polymerase chain reaction: an alternative to histology in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection.


BACKGROUND Infection from Helicobacter pylori plays a role in several gastroduodenal diseases. The recent availability of molecular techniques, particularly the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), allows us to detect small amounts of this bacterium. The aims of this study were to compare PCR and histological findings and to ascertain the clinical usefulness of… (More)


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