Possible Clinical Uses of Serology of Helicobacter pylori

  • G. M. Sobala
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Abstract

The highly specific and sensitive serological tests for H. pylori which have recently been developed clearly have many uses in epidemiology and other research [12], but their role in clinical practice is unclear. There have been suggestions that serology could be used in the diagnosis of dyspepsia and also in the monitoring of anti-Helicobacter therapy. This paper will discuss the problems underlying such approaches.

Keywords

Placebo Urea Bismuth Gastritis Esophagitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Sobala
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology UnitThe General InfirmaryLeeds, West YorkshireUK

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