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Elimination of Recurrent Hyperplastic Polyps by Eradication of Helicobacter pylori

Frank W. Mocek, MD; Will W. Ward, MD; Stewart E. Wolfson, MD; William T. Rumage, MD; and T. Jeffery Wieman, MD
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From the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Norton Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky. Requests for Reprints: T. Jeffery Wieman, MD, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Brown Cancer Center, 529 South Jackson Street, Louisville, KY 40292.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1994;120(12):1007-1008. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-120-12-199406150-00006
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Marshall and colleagues' seminal publication in 1985 [1] suggesting a causal relation between Helicobacter pylori and chronic gastritis and peptic ulceration was greeted with considerable skepticism in the medical community. However, subsequent reports have confirmed this association [2], but little has been written about the potential causal relation of H. pylori infection to hyperplastic gastric polyps [3]. We report the disappearance of active gastritis and multiple recurrences of hyperplastic gastric polyps after elimination of H. pylori during a 7-year study.

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Figure 1.
Electrocardiogram results for the recovery period after a maximal exercise stress test for patient 1.

The rhythm strip starts 1.5 minutes after the end of the stress test. After a brief period of progressive sinus bradycardia, sinus arrest occurred for 32.4 seconds with infrequent ventricular escape complexes. Artifacts caused by chest compression are indicated by the white arrows. Chart speed was 25 mm/s.

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