Reinfection after successful eradication of Helicobacter pylori in three different populations in Alaska.

@article{Bruce2015ReinfectionAS,
  title={Reinfection after successful eradication of Helicobacter pylori in three different populations in Alaska.},
  author={Michael G. Bruce and Dana Bruden and Julie M Morris and Alisa L. Reasonover and Frank D. Sacco and Debby H Hurlburt and Thomas W. Hennessy and James E. Gove and Alan J. Parkinson and G Sahagun and Paul J. Davis and Joseph A Klejka and Brian J. McMahon},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2015},
  volume={143 6},
  pages={1236-46}
}
We performed a study to determine rates of reinfection in three groups followed for 2 years after successful treatment: American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons living in urban (group 1) and rural (group 2) communities, and urban Alaska non-Native persons (group 3). We enrolled adults diagnosed with H. pylori infection based on a positive urea breath test (13C-UBT). After successful treatment was documented at 2 months, we tested each patient by 13C-UBT at 4, 6, 12 and 24 months. At each… CONTINUE READING

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