Natural History and Long-Term Monitoring of Therapeutic Attempts to Eradicate Helicobacter pylori

  • E. A. J. Rauws
  • G. N. J. Tytgat
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Information about the natural history of H.pylori-associated gastritis is mainly obtained indirectly because without symptoms individuals are rarely endoscoped, and so infections may remain undiagnosed. To truly determine the natural history many persons, colonized or not colonized with H. pylori and with or without symptoms, should be followed up, including endoscopy and biopsies, without treatment. An alternative approach to study the significance of H. pylori is longterm follow-up of a substantial group of patients after eradication of these microorganisms.


Atrophic Gastritis Nonulcer Dyspepsia Superficial Gastritis Pylorus Colonization Active Chronic Gastritis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. J. Rauws
    • 1
  • G. N. J. Tytgat
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of GastroenterologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamNetherlands

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