Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in respiratory physicians performing bronchoscopy: a comparison with gastroenterologists using the carbon 13 urea breath test.

@article{Potts1997PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in respiratory physicians performing bronchoscopy: a comparison with gastroenterologists using the carbon 13 urea breath test.},
  author={Liz Potts and Stephen J. Lewis and Richard A. Mountford},
  journal={Helicobacter},
  year={1997},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={152-4}
}
BACKGROUND The mode of transmission of Helicobacter pylori is unclear, but it has been shown that gastroenterologists are at a greater risk of acquiring the infection when performing endoscopy. The current study was designed to assess the risk H. pylori infection in respiratory physicians performing bronchoscopy compared to an at-risk group of gastroenterologists. We were interested in identifying whether the oral cavity is important in the transmission of H. pylori. MATERIALS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING