Long-term symptom patterns, endoscopic findings, and gastric histology in Helicobacter pylori-infected and -uninfected patients.

There is a paucity of data on the long-term behavior of dyspepsia, endoscopic findings, and gastroduodenal histology in patients with or without Helicobacter pylori colonization. We evaluated these parameters during a period of 7 to 19 years (average, 12.3 years) by baseline and follow-up studies. In 36 patients studied, the pattern of gastroduodenal… (More)