Use of the noninvasive entero-test in the detection of Helicobacter pylori in children in an endemic area in Colombia.

@article{Arboleda2013UseOT,
  title={Use of the noninvasive entero-test in the detection of Helicobacter pylori in children in an endemic area in Colombia.},
  author={Richard N Arboleda and Barbara G. Schneider and Luis Eduardo Bravo and Judith Romero-Gallo and Richard M Peek and Robertino M. Mera and Mar{\'i}a Clara Y{\'e}pez and Cristina Campo and Pelayo Correa},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={192-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Gastric infection with Helicobacter pylori (H pylori), a strong risk factor for gastric cancer, is highly prevalent in children residing in the Colombian Andes. We aimed to validate the use of the Entero-test to culture and genotype H pylori strains from asymptomatic Colombian children. METHODS Children (ages 10-15 years, n = 110, 80 of which were H pylori positive by the urea breath test [UBT]) were subjected to the Entero-test, and strings were cultured and/or used… CONTINUE READING
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