The Recurrence of Helicobacter pylori Infection: Incidence and Variables Influencing It. A Critical Review

@article{Gisbert2005TheRO,
  title={The Recurrence of Helicobacter pylori Infection: Incidence and Variables Influencing It. A Critical Review},
  author={Javier P Gisbert},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={100},
  pages={2083-2099}
}
The rate of H. pylori recurrence after eradication of the microorganism seems to be relatively low, at least in developed countries, where the mean annual reinfection rate is of approximately 3% per patient-year of follow-up, although the risk of reinfection in some developing regions is considerably higher. Several findings suggest that recrudescence rather than reinfection is likely to be responsible for most cases of recurrence: (i) the recurrences decrease with time and decline sharply… CONTINUE READING
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