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Long term follow up of patients treated for Helicobacter pylori infection
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    Association of preneoplastic gastric lesions and H. pylori
    • Shamsul A Bhuiyan,MD
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      • Dr. Carlos Javier Mencias Vera, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Cabrini)

    Dear Editor,

    In 1994, Helicobacter pylori was declared a type 1 carcinogen—a definite cause of human cancer—by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).[1]

    We read with interest the study by Mera et al.[1] on the effect of eradicating H. pylori infection on precancerous gastric lesions. Here the author Mera et al conclude that “Preneoplastic gastric lesions regress at a rate equal to the squ...

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    Effect of H. pylori eradication on precancerous lesions
    • Derek Gillen, Consultant Gastroenterologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Kenneth E.L. McColl

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the paper by Mera et al1 on the effect of eradicating H. pylori infection on precancerous gastric lesions. However, we have concern regarding the extent to which the limited data provided in the paper support the authors’ conclusions of regression of atrophy and intestinal metaplasia following H. pylori eradication.

    The main outcome reported was the average histological...

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