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Helicobacter pylori and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: Important data were not presented

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:402
  1. Ian L P Beales (, senior lecturer
  1. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, Norwich NR4 7TJ

    EDITOR—The paper by Harvey at al shows several inconsistencies.1 The first line contains an error: most patients with Helicobacter pylori actually have a mild pangastritis with normal or decreased intragastric acidity; the antral inflammation stimulates hypergastrinaemia but is balanced by a relative suppression of acid secretion by the oxyntic body, …

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