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Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in benign gastric ulcers in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients

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S. Wijetunge ,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine
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R. Kotakadeniya,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
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F. Noordeen,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine
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S.M. Buharideen,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Departments of Pathology, and Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine
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B. Samarasinghe,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
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A. Dharmapala,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
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K.B. Galketiya

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Helicobacter pylori prevalence is decreasing globally and prevalence of non H. pylori gastric ulcers is increasing. The following study was conducted to assess the prevalence of H. pylori in benign gastric ulcers in a sample of Sri Lankan patients. This was a cross-sectional study of 59 dyspeptic patients with benign gastric ulcers. Multiple endoscopic gastric biopsies were obtained and histology, immunohistochemistry and polymerase chain reaction were performed for H. pylori detection. An immunochromatography assay was performed to detect blood anti H. pylori antibodies. Four (6.8%) were positive for H. pylori. Therefore, it is likely that most benign gastric ulcers are of non-H. pylori aetiology.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v60i4.8224
How to Cite: Wijetunge, S., Kotakadeniya, R., Noordeen, F., Buharideen, S.M., Samarasinghe, B., Dharmapala, A. and Galketiya, K.B., 2016. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in benign gastric ulcers in a cohort of Sri Lankan patients. Ceylon Medical Journal, 60(4), pp.152–154. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v60i4.8224
Published on 04 Jan 2016.
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