At the Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital [RAFH] , 352 patients had gastroscopy and from each, antral gastric biopsies were taken for identification of Helicobacter pylori, by urease test and histopathology.
In 217 [61.64%] of these 352 patients, the histology specimens showed Helicobacter pylori in 73.68% of patients with duodenal ulcer, 70% of patients with gastric ulcers and gastric erosions, 61% of patients with duodenitis and 52% of patients with gastritis. The urease test was positive at six hours in 164 [49.59%] of these 352 patients. The urease test was positive in 60% of each group of patients with endoscopic findings of gastric erosions, gastric ulcers and duodenal erosions
Abdel Rahman E. Mohammed ,
Helicobacter pylori: Prevalence in 352 consecutive patients with dyspepsia,
Ann. Saudi Med. 1994;
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