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Gurjeet Kaur, S Mahendra Raj
Correspondence: Gurjeet Kaur, firstname.lastname@example.org
The concordance between endoscopic and histological gastritis was determined in 52 patients referred for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The study was conducted in Northeastern Peninsular Malaysia, an area with a low background prevalence of H. pylori infection. Endoscopic and histological gastritis were assessed in accordance with the Sydney System. The results showed poor concordance between endoscopic and histological gastritis even after reclassifying mild endoscopic gastritis as normal. The low prevalence of H. pylori was validated in this study.
Keywords: endoscopic gastritis, histological gastritis, low H. pylori prevalence
Singapore Med J 2002; 43(2): 90-92