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The Presence of <i>dupA</i> in <i>Helicobacter pylori</i> Is Not Significantly Associated with Duodenal Ulceration in Belgium, South Africa, China, or North America

Richard H. Argent, Alain Burette, Véronique Y. Miendje Deyi and John C. Atherton

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 9, pages 1204-1206
Published in print November 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/522177
The Presence of dupA in Helicobacter pylori Is Not Significantly Associated with Duodenal Ulceration in Belgium, South Africa, China, or North America

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A previous study suggested that Helicobacter pylori strains possessing dupA are positively associated with duodenal ulceration and negatively associated with gastric adenocarcinoma. We determined the prevalence of dupA in H. pylori strains recovered from 4 independent populations and found a significant association with gastric cancer but not with duodenal ulceration.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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