Helicobacter pylori-Negative Gastritis: Prevalence and Risk Factors

  title={Helicobacter pylori-Negative Gastritis: Prevalence and Risk Factors},
  author={Helena Nordenstedt and David Y Graham and J R Kramer and M Rugge and Gordana Verstovsek and Stephanie J. Fitzgerald and Abeer Alsarraj and Yasser H. Shaib and Maria Eugenia Velez and Neena S. Abraham and Bhupinderjit S. Anand and Rhonda A. Cole and Hashem B. El-Serag},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Recent studies using histology alone in select patients have suggested that Helicobacter pylori-negative gastritis may be common. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of H. pylori among individuals with histologic gastritis.METHODS:Subjects between 40 and 80 years underwent elective esophagogastroduodenoscopy at a VA Medical Center. Gastric biopsies were mapped from seven prespecified sites (two antrum, four corpus, and one cardia) and graded by two… CONTINUE READING
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