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Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori in Gastric Juice Aspirates Using Polymerase Chain Reaction

  • T. U. Westblom
  • S. Phadnis
  • S. Normark
  • S. J. Czinn
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Abstract

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a sensitive molecular method that can detect very small amounts of DNA. DNA is a highly stable molecule that can survive in the environment even when the host organism is no longer viable. PCR therefore promises to be a powerful tool for diagnosis of H. pylori infection.

Keywords

Pylorus Infection Urea Breath Test Latex Agglutination Test Study Polymerase Chain Reaction Traditional Culture Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. U. Westblom
    • 1
  • S. Phadnis
    • 2
  • S. Normark
    • 2
  • S. J. Czinn
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases and ImmunologySt. Louis University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Molecular MicrobiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsCase Western Reserve UniversityClavelandUSA

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