Helicobacter pylori infection and dental care.

  title={Helicobacter pylori infection and dental care.},
  author={Phillip G Hardo and Aradhna Tugnait and Farrukh Hassan and Delores A Lynch and Andrew P West and Nic P Mapstone and Philip Quirke and Douglas M Chalmers and Michael J Kowolik and Anthony T. R. Axon},
  volume={37 1},
Sixty two patients (mean age 45.6 years) were assessed for oral hygiene and periodontal disease by dental examination before endoscopy. Information about oral care, smoking, and dentures was obtained and samples of dental plaque collected. The presence of Helicobacter pylori in plaque as sought by culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and gastric antral biopsy specimens were taken for histological examination. Although H pylori was detected in the antral specimens of 34 patients (54… CONTINUE READING