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Protective measures may help prevent Helicobacter pylori infection

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 20 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:172
  1. Peter Noone, senior registrar in occupational medicine,
  2. E R Waclawski, consultant occupational physician
  1. Glasgow Occupational Health, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 3HT
  2. Renfrewshire Healthcare and Inverclyde Primary Care NHS Trust, Dykebar Hospital, Paisley PA2 7DE

    EDITOR—We wish to comment on the paper by Hildebrand et al on acquisition of Helicobacter pylori by gastroenterologists.1 A large cross sectional study in France has already identified an increased risk to gastroenterologists from occupational exposure, and previous negative results can be explained by the lack of a suitable control group, the study's power, or confounding by socioeconomic determinants.2 What is not apparent is whether the stratification of risk by work practices or the period in which the …

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