Possible Clinical Uses of Serology of Helicobacter pylori
The highly specific and sensitive serological tests for H. pylori which have recently been developed clearly have many uses in epidemiology and other research , 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.
KeywordsPlacebo Urea Bismuth Gastritis Esophagitis
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