Long-term effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on the reversibility of acid secretion in profound hypochlorhydria.

@article{Iijima2004LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on the reversibility of acid secretion in profound hypochlorhydria.},
  author={Katsunori Iijima and Hitoshi Sekine and Tomoyuki Koike and Akira Imatani and Shuichi Ohara and Tooru Shimosegawa},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={1181-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although profound hypochlorhydria is considered to be an important risk factor for development of gastric cancer, long-term effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on its reversibility remains uncertain. AIM To clarify the change in acid secretion after eradication in a long-term follow-up over 5 years in patients with profound hypochlorhydria. METHODS Twenty-three H. pylori-positive patients with hypochlorhydria (<0.6 mmol/10 min) were enrolled prospectively. Assessment of… CONTINUE READING