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Title: Salivary anti-Helicobacter pylori positivity among endoscopy patients with chronic liver disease
Authors: Feteih, R.
Abdel Salam, M.
Jamjoom, H.
Akbar, H.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: In this study, endoscopy patients with and without chronic liver disease [CLD] were examined and tested for Helicobacter pylori infection by detecting the presence of serum and salivary anti-H. pylori antibody. The validity of these measures was compared with Campylobacter-like organism analysis [gold standard] performed on patients requiring gastric biopsy. Among 114 patients with CLD and 50 without, the commonest endoscopy diagnosis was gastritis [27.2%]. Salivary H. pylori positivity was significantly associated with older age. Salivary anti-H. pylori antibody positivity showed low sensitivity [36.6%] and high specificity [75.8%] in CLD patients
Description: 1371-1378
Keywords: Helicobacter pylori
Liver Diseases
Chronic Disease
Sensitivity and Specificity
Case-Control Studies
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Subject: Helicobacter Infections
ISSN: 1020-3397
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