Effect of proton pump inhibitors on the detection of Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsies.
- Published Article
Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics
- Publication Date
Jun 01, 1996
Treatment with a proton pump inhibitor before endoscopy reduces the sensitivity of antral and corpus biopsies for H. pylori detection, both by urease testing and histological examination. If proton pump inhibitors already prescribed cannot be discontinued for an adequate period before endoscopy, patients should have biopsies taken from the corpus as well as from the antrum, and serum should be tested for H. pylori.
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