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  1. Accuracy of invasive and noninvasive tests to diagnose Helicobacter pylori infection after antibiotic treatment.

    Article - En anglais


    To compare the diagnostic accuracy of the most widely available tests for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection after antibiotic treatment.


    A total of 59 H. pylori-positive, duodenal ulcer patients (mean age, 40.7 ± 11.7 yr ; 40 male and 19 female) were treated for 2 wk with either amoxicillin-metronidazole (n=36) or omeprazole-amoxicillin-tinidazole (n=23), and after 4 wk, were tested for H. pylori infection by [14C]urea breath test (UBT), serum IgG antibody level, and multiple antral biopsies for rapid urease testing, histology, Warthin-Starry stain, and polymerase chain reaction to detect H. pylori DNA.

    Infection status was established by a concordance of test results.


    H. pylori was eradicated in 47 patients (80%). UBT and rapid urease testing had the best sensitivity and specificity, although not statistically different to Warthin-Starry stain and polymerase chain reaction.

    Serology and histology had little diagnostic value in this setting due to high proportion of false-positive results.


    Noninvasive UBT is as accurate in predicting H. pylori status after antibiotic treatment as rapid urease testing and Warthin-Starry stain.

    Especially for duodenal ulcer patients, UBT could be considered the gold standard to confirm eradication of H. pylori.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Gastrite, Campylobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bactérie, Chimiothérapie, Antibactérien, Vérification, Eradication, Test respiratoire, Exploration cytologique, Réaction chaîne polymérase, Evaluation performance, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Biologie moléculaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gastritis, Campylobacter infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bacteria, Chemotherapy, Antibacterial agent, Verification, Eradication, Breath test, Cytologic investigation, Polymerase chain reaction, Performance evaluation, Human, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease, Molecular biology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0450422

    Code Inist : 002A05B14. Création : 03/02/1998.