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Campylobacter associated gastritis in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia.
  1. R J Loffeld,
  2. H V Potters,
  3. J W Arends,
  4. E Stobberingh,
  5. J A Flendrig,
  6. J P van Spreeuwel
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands.


    Gastric biopsy specimens from 109 patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia were retrospectively examined. Sixty one patients had gastritis and there was a strong correlation with the presence of Campylobacter pyloridis. Ninety eight per cent were positive in large numbers for C pyloridis by histological examination or by culture, or both. Of 48 patients with normal histological results, 21 had evidence of C pyloridis by histological examination or culture, or both, but in small numbers. It is concluded that there is a quantitative rather than a qualitative association between C pyloridis and gastritis.

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