Histological and clinical predictive value of determination of tissue CagA status by PCR in Helicobacter pylori infected patients; Results of the large population based study in western Turkey

Saruc M., Demir M., Kucukmetin N., Kandiloglu A., Akarca U., Yuceyar H.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.49, no.45, pp.878-881, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 45
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.878-881
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background/Aims: Early experimental and epidemiological studies have suggested that the presence of cagA gene was a virulence factor for Helicobacter pylori. We aimed to investigate the clinical significance of tissue CagA status in Helicobacter pylori infected patients and to assess its association with histological changes in gastric mucosa.