Treating Helicobacter pylori infection after surgery is unnecessary

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7148.1904a (Published 20 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1904
  1. Y T Lee, Registrar,
  2. Francis K L Chan, Associate professor,
  3. Joseph J Y Sung, Professor
  1. Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

    EDITOR—We read with interest the systematic review by Danesh and colleagues of the prevalence of infection with Helicobacter pylori among patients after surgery.1 The overall prevalence of H pylori infection after partial gastrectomy was 50% and after vagotomy was 83%. This finding …

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