Inappropriate CA 72-4 elevation in a Helicobacter pylori infected patient.


Carcinoma antigen 72-4 is a cell surface glycoprotein produced by gastric carcinoma cells. In the case presented, Helicobacter pylori infection induced an inappropriate elevation of this tumour antigen in a 66-year-old female patient, reaching values seen with gastric carcinomas. Extragastric sources of CA 72-4 elevation were ruled out. The elevation slowly… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-103695


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