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Table 1 Prevalence of infection with H. Pylori and diagnostic methods used

From: The impact of helicobacter pylori eradication on platelet counts of adult patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

H.pylori infection: Number of cases (%): Diagnostic method used:
H. pylori positive (Hp+) Patients 36
(72%)
• Positivity of serum antibodies or urease breath test in 20 patients (55.56%).
• Histological examination of gastric and duodenal biopsies obtained by EGD in 16 patients (44.44%).
H. Pylori negative (Hp) Patients 14
(28%)
• The Respiratory Urease test and serum antibodies in 4 patients (28.5%).
• Histological examination of gastrointestinal lesions from the gastrointestinal tract in 10 patients (71.5%).