Usefulness of serological IgG antibody determinations for confirming eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection

@article{Marchildon1999UsefulnessOS,
  title={Usefulness of serological IgG antibody determinations for confirming eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection},
  author={Patrice A Marchildon and David Balaban and Michael W Sue and Couet Charles and R Doobay and N Passaretti and Jeff Peacock and Barry James Marshall and David A. Peura},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={94},
  pages={2105-2108}
}
OBJECTIVE:Prior studies have suggested that IgG antibody titers may be useful to confirm successful treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. However, the diagnostic value of decreasing IgG titers is limited by the necessity to perform pre and posttreatment tests in parallel which requires stored sera. Our objective was to assess the accuracy of IgG antibody titers using the HM-CAP IgG EIA kit (Enteric Products) in monitoring treatment of H. pylori infection and to compare the… CONTINUE READING