Ongoing gastric acid inhibition is a confounding factor in Helicobacter pylori diagnosis.

@article{Jonkers1997OngoingGA,
  title={Ongoing gastric acid inhibition is a confounding factor in Helicobacter pylori diagnosis.},
  author={Daisy M. A. E. Jonkers and Philipp Houben and Ellen E. Stobberingh and R. Stockbr{\"u}gger},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={49-53}
}
BACKGROUND Eradication of Helicobacter pylori by antibiotics in combination with gastric acid inhibition can result in overgrowth of non-H. pylori bacterial flora. This may confound the histological detection of H. pylori at eradication control if non-specific staining methods are used. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS In 18 patients treated with amoxycillin (2 weeks) and omeprazole (6 weeks), endoscopically obtained gastric juice was cultured and two biopsies of corpus, antrum and duodenum were taken… CONTINUE READING