Helicobacter pylori infection and chronic gastric acid hyposecretion.

  title={Helicobacter pylori infection and chronic gastric acid hyposecretion.},
  author={Emad M. El-Omar and Karin Oien and Adil El-Nujumi and Derek Gillen and Angela Wirz and Stephen Dahill and Carlumandarlo Williams and Joy E. S. Ardill and Kenneth E. L. McColl},
  volume={113 1},
BACKGROUND & AIMS We have identified a subgroup of Helicobacter pylori-infected subjects with low or absent gastric acid output. The aim of this study was to document the morphological and functional abnormalities in these subjects and to assess the effect of eradicating the infection. METHODS The 16 hypochlorhydric subjects (6 men) had a mean age of 55 years (range, 36-79 years). They underwent a 14C-urea breath test, H. pylori serology, fasting gastrin, gastric autoantibodies, gastroscopy… CONTINUE READING
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