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Endoscopic gastrin test andHelicobacter pylori infection
  1. Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche
  2. Università di Genova,
  3. Viale Benedetto XV 6
  4. 16132 Genova
  5. Italy
  6. Istituto di Medicina Interna e Geriatria
  7. Università di Palermo
  8. Italy
  1. Professor Savarino (email:vsavarin{at}

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Editor,—In their recent article inGut,1 Iijima and colleagues conclude that reduced acid secretion in gastric ulcer patients and gastric acid hypersecretion in duodenal ulcer patients were both normalised after H pylori eradication. We agree with the recovery of gastric secretory function in the former group of patients, who constantly bear chronic gastritis which improves greatly after disappearance of the germ, with subsequent restoration of gastric glandular tissue.2-4 However, we disagree with their conclusion regarding the latter group, because it is not supported by the experimental data they obtained. It is surprising that they found an …

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