Tuomo Karttunen, MD; Seppo Niemelä, MD
To the Editor:Campylobacter pylori infection is strongly associated with chronic gastritis, but its systemic effects are unknown. We have studied the relation between C. pylori-associated gastritis and peripheral leukocyte count.
We studied 105 randomly chosen outpatients with dyspepsia (from 40 to 71 years of age) (1). Warthin-Starry stain was used to search for curved rods in eight biopsy specimens taken systematically from the antrum and corpus. The quantity of inflammatory cells was estimated in specimens from the antrum stained with haematoxylin and eosin, using a 4-point scale (0 = normal; 3 = heavy increase). Leukocyte counts were done on
Karttunen T, Niemelä S. Increased Blood Leukocytes in Patients with Campylobacter pylori. Ann Intern Med. ;112:232. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-3-232_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(3):232.
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