Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in hepatitis C virus positive patients with cirrhosis. The Como cross-sectional study.

@article{Spinzi2001HelicobacterPS,
  title={Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in hepatitis C virus positive patients with cirrhosis. The Como cross-sectional study.},
  author={Giancarlo Spinzi and Rinaldo Pellicano and Giorgio Minoli and Natalia L Terreni and Miguel Angel Cutufia and Sharmila Fagoonee and Mario Rizzetto and Antonio Ponzetto},
  journal={Panminerva medica},
  year={2001},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={85-7}
}
BACKGROUND Liver cirrhosis is a significant cause of death in Italy and one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization. Acute peptic ulcer and upper gastrointestinal bleeding reportedly occur in over 15% of cirrhotic patients. Since Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection strongly correlates with peptic ulcer, we sought to ascertain the seroprevalence… CONTINUE READING