Response of Helicobacter pylori-Associated Gastritis to Colloidal Bismuth Subcitrate Versus Ranitidine in Patients with Duodenal Ulcer: A Detailed Histological Assessment
Only a minority of patients treated with monotherapy using colloidal bismuth subcitrate (CBS) will be eradicated of Helicobacter pylori. However, temporary clearance of the bacteria is achieved in a higher proportion of patients and may be related to ulcer healing by CBS. It is not known what factors contribute to this variation in response rate, although previous work by McNulty et al.  suggested that elimination of H. pylori might be more successful in patients with initially more severe gastritis.
KeywordsDuodenal Ulcer Ulcer Healing Bacterial Density Duodenal Ulcer Healing Antral Biopsy
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