Helicobacter pylori-associated upper gastrointestinal disease in Saudi Arabia: a pathologic evaluation of 298 endoscopic biopsies from 201 consecutive patients.

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dc.contributor.author Satti, M.B.
dc.contributor.author Twum-Danso, K.
dc.contributor.author Al-Freihi, H.M.
dc.contributor.author Ibrahim, E.M.
dc.contributor.author Al-Gindan, Y.
dc.contributor.author Al-Quorain, A.
dc.contributor.author Al-Ghassab, G.
dc.contributor.author Al-Hamdan, A.
dc.contributor.author AI-Drissi, H.Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-14T15:16:09Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-19T12:15:24Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-14T15:16:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-19T12:15:24Z
dc.date.issued 1990-05
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/3176
dc.description.abstract In a prospective study, histopathological examination 298 upper gastrointestinal (UGI) biopsies, obtained from 201 consecutive patients, was made. Patients were referred with mild to severe dyspeptic symptoms. The aim of the study was to compare the rate of identification of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in the histologically normal gastric mucosa with that in histologically confirmed gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. The gastroduodenal mucosa was histologically normal in 35 patients (17.4%); among those patients, H. pylori was identified in only three (9%). Chronic gastritis was histologically confirmed in 162 patients (80.6%). H. pylori was identified in 123 (76%) of those patients. The difference was statistically significant (p less than 0.00001). Furthermore, when cases with a histological diagnosis of superficial chronic active gastritis (SCAG) are considered separately, the identification rate of H. pylori increases to 88% (121 of 137). When this rate is compared with that of 8% (two of 25), found in superficial chronic quiescent gastritis (SCQG), the difference is highly significant (p less than 0.00001). Of 38 endoscopically diagnosed peptic ulcers, H. pylori was identified in the gastric mucosa of 34 (89%). The organisms were always seen in the antral gastric mucosa, but never in duodenal mucosa. Identification of H. pylori correlates significantly with the histologic activity of chronic gastritis, in both peptic ulcer disease and non-ulcer dyspepsia. en_US
dc.publisher PubMed en_US
dc.title Helicobacter pylori-associated upper gastrointestinal disease in Saudi Arabia: a pathologic evaluation of 298 endoscopic biopsies from 201 consecutive patients. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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