Helicobacter pylori eradication improves gastric atrophy and intestinal metaplasia in long-term observation.

@article{Kodama2012HelicobacterPE,
  title={Helicobacter pylori eradication improves gastric atrophy and intestinal metaplasia in long-term observation.},
  author={Masaaki Kodama and Kazunari Murakami and Tadayoshi Okimoto and Takashi Abe and Yoshifumi Nakagawa and Kazuhiro Mizukami and Masahiro Uchida and Kunimitsu Inoue and Toshio Fujioka},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2012},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={126-30}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Helicobacter pylori has been shown to cause atrophic gastritis and intestinal metaplasia (IM), both of which are precancerous lesions. To clarify the mechanism by which H. pylori eradication prevents gastric cancer, we monitored atrophy and IM improvement in gastric mucosa over a long period after H. pylori eradication. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING