Negative effect of ranitidine on the results of urea breath test for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori


OBJECTIVES:In analogy with proton pump inhibitors, H2- antagonists may also be responsible for false-negative results on urea breath test for the detection of Helicobacter pylori. In this study we assessed the frequency and duration of false-negative urea breath tests in patients given different doses of ranitidine.METHODS:A total of 120 consecutive… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2001.03517.x

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