Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in patients with cirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma.

@article{Leone2003HelicobacterPS,
  title={Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in patients with cirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Nicola Leone and Rinaldo Pellicano and Franco Brunello and Miguel Angel Cutufia and Mara Berrutti and Sharmila Fagoonee and Mario Rizzetto and Antonio Ponzetto},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={494-7}
}
BACKGROUND Infection by Helicobacter hepaticus causes chronic hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in mice, and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) genomic sequences have been demonstrated in the liver of patients with HCC. H. pylori infection reportedly occurs with high frequency in patients with cirrhosis but none of the studies has investigated it in subjects with cirrhosis and superimposed HCC. In this case-control study, we searched for the seroprevalence of H. pylori infection in… CONTINUE READING

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