Prevalence and time trend of intestinal metaplasia in Hong Kong.

  title={Prevalence and time trend of intestinal metaplasia in Hong Kong.},
  author={Yuk Kei Yee and Ka Wah Wong and Chee K Hui and Chi Kuen Chan and Annie On-on Chan and Shiu Kam Lam and Fiona Man-Yee Fung and Ivan Hung and Benjamin Chun-yu Wong},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={24 5},
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Upper endoscopy records from 1998 to 2003 were reviewed. The demographic data, endoscopic diagnosis, results of rapid urease test and the absence or presence of intestinal metaplasia (IM) in histology were reviewed, to evaluate the prevalence of IM and Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection over time in Hong Kong. RESULTS Among 1805 endoscopies performed, 1751 had both rapid urease test and histology available. A significant drop in the prevalence of duodenal ulcers from 17… CONTINUE READING