Various methods, both invasive and noninvasive, are used to verify Helicobacter pylori eradication, with varying degrees of accuracy. The purpose of this study was to verify the relationship between H pylori eradication and serum levels of pepsinogen A (PGA) and pepsinogen C (PGC). The study involved 79 patients who tested positive for H pylori infection after histologic examination and the urease test. Patients were treated with various drug regimens for 7 to 25 days. Two months after discontinuing treatment, endoscopy was performed to verify H pylori eradication; 33 of 79 patients were found to be free of infection. Venous blood samples were taken to measure PGA and PGC levels before and after treatment. Patients in whom H pylori infection was eradicated had a significant drop in PGA and PGC levels, whereas in patients with persisting H pylori infection, there was a trend in which pepsinogen levels coincided with the quantity of bacteria detected. These preliminary data suggest that it may be possible to evaluate H pylori eradication by means of serum pepsinogen levels, sparing patients a follow-up endoscopy. © 1995.

Serum pepsinogens as markers of Helicobacter pylori eradication / Dotto, Paola; Vianello, Fabio; Plebani, Mario; Ferrana, Marina; Dal Bó, Nadia; Del Bianco, Tiziana; Salandin, Simonetta; Basso, Daniela; Leandro, Gioacchino; Battaglia, Giuseppe; Di Mario, Francesco. - In: CURRENT THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL. - ISSN 0011-393X. - 56:8(1995), pp. 777-786. [10.1016/0011-393X(95)85061-9]

Serum pepsinogens as markers of Helicobacter pylori eradication

Di Mario, Francesco
1995-01-01

Abstract

Various methods, both invasive and noninvasive, are used to verify Helicobacter pylori eradication, with varying degrees of accuracy. The purpose of this study was to verify the relationship between H pylori eradication and serum levels of pepsinogen A (PGA) and pepsinogen C (PGC). The study involved 79 patients who tested positive for H pylori infection after histologic examination and the urease test. Patients were treated with various drug regimens for 7 to 25 days. Two months after discontinuing treatment, endoscopy was performed to verify H pylori eradication; 33 of 79 patients were found to be free of infection. Venous blood samples were taken to measure PGA and PGC levels before and after treatment. Patients in whom H pylori infection was eradicated had a significant drop in PGA and PGC levels, whereas in patients with persisting H pylori infection, there was a trend in which pepsinogen levels coincided with the quantity of bacteria detected. These preliminary data suggest that it may be possible to evaluate H pylori eradication by means of serum pepsinogen levels, sparing patients a follow-up endoscopy. © 1995.
Serum pepsinogens as markers of Helicobacter pylori eradication / Dotto, Paola; Vianello, Fabio; Plebani, Mario; Ferrana, Marina; Dal Bó, Nadia; Del Bianco, Tiziana; Salandin, Simonetta; Basso, Daniela; Leandro, Gioacchino; Battaglia, Giuseppe; Di Mario, Francesco. - In: CURRENT THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL. - ISSN 0011-393X. - 56:8(1995), pp. 777-786. [10.1016/0011-393X(95)85061-9]
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