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Evidence that cagA+Helicobacter pylori strains are disappearing more rapidly than cagA strains
  1. G I Perez-Perez1,
  2. A Salomaa2,
  3. T U Kosunen3,
  4. B Daverman4,
  5. H Rautelin3,
  6. A Aromaa5,
  7. P Knekt5,
  8. M J Blaser6
  1. 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, and Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
  2. 2Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, and Helsinki University Central Hospital Diagnostics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland and Vammala Health Centre, Vammala, Finland
  3. 3Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, and Helsinki University Central Hospital Diagnostics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  4. 4Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  5. 5National Public Health Institute, and Social Insurance Institution, Helsinki, Finland
  6. 6Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, and Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA and VA Medical Centre, New York, NY, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    G I Perez-Perez, Division of Infectious Diseases, New York University School of Medicine, 6029W VAMC, 423 East 23th St, New York, NY 10010, USA;
    guillermo.perez-perez{at}med.nyu.edu

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  • Conflict of interest: Dr Blaser has a potential royalty interest in CagA diagnostics (licensed by Vanderbilt University) based on his discovery of CagA.

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  • Conflict of interest: Dr Blaser has a potential royalty interest in CagA diagnostics (licensed by Vanderbilt University) based on his discovery of CagA.

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