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Retrospective study of Campylobacter-like organisms in patients undergoing partial gastrectomy.
  1. R J Loffeld,
  2. B C Loffeld,
  3. J W Arends,
  4. J A Flendrig,
  5. J P van Spreeuwel
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

    Abstract

    One hundred and five stoma biopsy specimens and 108 corpus biopsy specimens from 108 patients who had undergone a partial gastrectomy because of peptic ulcer disease were examined retrospectively for the presence of Campylobacter-like organisms and gastritis. In the corpus biopsy specimens Campylobacter-associated gastritis was found in 55 (71%) of the cases and in 42 (48%) of the stoma biopsy specimens. It is concluded that Campylobacter-like organisms have a role in gastritis after partial gastrectomy, although this role is more prominent in the corpus region. The role of Campylobacter pylori in peptic ulcer disease is not clinically important.

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