Relationship between intestinal metaplasia of the gastro-oesophageal junction, Helicobacter pylori infection and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a prospective study.

@article{Pieramico2000RelationshipBI,
  title={Relationship between intestinal metaplasia of the gastro-oesophageal junction, Helicobacter pylori infection and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a prospective study.},
  author={Oreste Pieramico and Marcus Vinicus Zanetti},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2000},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={567-72}
}
BACKGROUND The role of Helicobacter pylori infection and/or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in pathogenesis of intestinal metaplasia in gastric cardia is still unclear. AIMS To prospectively evaluate prevalence of inflammation and intestinal metaplasia of cardia in relationship to Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and in healthy controls. PATIENTS A total of 122 consecutive patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and 49 control… CONTINUE READING

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