High accuracy of noninvasive tests to diagnose Helicobacter pylori infection in very young children.

@article{Dondi2006HighAO,
  title={High accuracy of noninvasive tests to diagnose Helicobacter pylori infection in very young children.},
  author={Elena Dondi and Anna Rapa and Renzo L Boldorini and Paola Fonio and Sara Zanetta and Giuseppina Oderda},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={149 6},
  pages={817-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To validate the (13)C-urea-breath-test (UBT) and stool antigen test (HpSA) in children aged 5 years or younger, against invasive histologic study and rapid-urease-testing or culture. STUDY DESIGN On all consecutive children aged 5 years or younger undergoing endoscopy in 1 single center during the last 7.5 years, UBT and HpSA were performed. RESULTS Of a total of 184 children (median age 2.2 years, range 0.2-5.5), 30 were Helicobacter pylori-positive (16.3%). Sensitivity and… CONTINUE READING