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Duodenal gastric metaplasia and Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with diffuse nodular duodenitis
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
Whether the regression of gastric metaplasia in the duodenum can be achieved after eradication of Helicobacter pylori is not clear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between H. pylori infection and gastric metaplasia in patients with endoscopic diffuse nodular duodenitis. Eighty-six patients with endoscopically confirmed nodular duodenitis and 40 control patients with normal duodenal appearance were investigated. The H. pylori-positive patients with duodenitisdoi:10.1590/s0100-879x2006005000117 pmid:17653441 fatcat:6bh6zdtx4zc2ddxfj4yso5sq5m