Prevalence and Significance of Helicobacter Pylori in Patients With Barrett's Oesophagus
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A study for the assessment of the prevalence and significance of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), was performed on biopsies from 12 patients with Barrett's oesophagus, 20 cases of oesophagitis and 8 without oesophageal lesion. Thirty three percent of Barrett's oesophagus showed H. pylori in relation to gastric metaplasia, 50% of them were associated With acute inflammation, 25% showed, chronic active inflammation, while 25% showed no signs of inflammation. So, there is direct inflammatory response to C. pylori. This study suports that H. pylori organisms are only found in the oesophagus over gastric metaplasia and associated with inflammatory reaction. Sections were stained by both Diff-quick and Modified Giemsa stain to detect H. pylori. The results using the Diffquick stain were correlated in 100% with those using the Modified Giemsa stain, it is also simple, rapid, easy and clean.