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The Use of Helicobacter Pylori Stool Antigen Test for the Diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori in Lagos, Nigeria

The Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen could be appropriate for the diagnosis and monitoring of Helicobacter pylori in Nigeria due to its relatively affordable cost and availability, unlike its counterpart and gold standard the urea breath test.


Objectives: This study was carried out to screen the use of Helicobacter pylori stool antigen (HpSA) tests for diagnosis and monitoring of H pylori in Nigeria.

Methods: Seven hundred and forty participants were enrolled after informed consent was obtained, while 83 came back for a post-eradication test. The stool samples were taken from the patients at endoscopy and tested for HpSA.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013
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