| BRIEF REPORT
|Year : 2002 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 27-8
Correlation of Helicobacter pylori and gastric carcinoma.
AK Khanna, P Seth, G Nath, VK Dixit, M Kumar
Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221005, India. , India
BACKGROUND: Difference of opinion about the prevalence of H. pylori association with gastric cancer exists in the literature. AIMS: To study the correlation of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) to gastric carcinoma. METHODS: 50 proved cases of gastric cancer were studied by rapid urease test, culture, histopathology and ELISA test for H. pylori IgG. RESULTS: 68% of cases of gastric cancer were found to be positive for H. pylori infection as compared to 74% of healthy controls. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence rate of H. pylori infection in our patients of gastric cancer was lower than in the control population though statistically not significant, suggesting that H. pylori may not be responsible for gastric carcinogenesis in this population.
A K Khanna
Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221005, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*