Sensitivity and specificity of various tests for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori in Egyptian children.

@article{Frenck2006SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and specificity of various tests for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori in Egyptian children.},
  author={Robert W. Frenck and Hanan Mohamed Fathy and M. Mahrous Sherif and Zaynab Mohran and Hanan El Mohammedy and Wagdy M Francis and David M. Rockabrand and Bahaa Ihab Mounir and Patrick J. Rozmajzl and Henry F. Frierson},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={e1195-202}
}
OBJECTIVES Many noninvasive methods (using breath, blood, and stool samples) are available to diagnose Helicobacter pylori. However, because the noninvasive tests are proxy measures of the infection, they need validation before use. Factors that may affect test validity include patient age, gender, and geographic location. Because no data were available on the validation of noninvasive tests for the diagnosis of H. pylori among children in the Middle East, this study was performed. METHODS… CONTINUE READING