Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110--112

Accuracy of rapid urease test in diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infection in patients using NSAIDs


Mojgan Foroutan1, Behnam Loloei3, Shahrokh Irvani2, Ezanollah Azargashb3 
1 Department of Gastroenterology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Military University, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Epidemiology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mojgan Foroutan
P.O. Box: 13185-1678, Tehran
Iran

Background/Aim: This study aimed to determine the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on the results of rapid urease test (RUT). Patients and Methods: The study evaluated 210 consecutive patients for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. They were divided into case and control groups based on history of NSAID use (n=70 each). Two biopsy specimens were collected from antrum and corpus of stomach during endoscopy and sent for rapid urease testing and histopathology. Sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy rate of RUT test were compared against histology. Results: The average age was 55.2±12.9 and 43.3±12.1 years in the case and control groups, respectively. Among NSAID users, RUT sensitivity, specificity and accuracy rate were all 100%. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy rate of RUT in patients without history of NSAID use were 97.37, 98.57 and 98.14%, respectively. The overall sensitivity, specificity and accuracy rate of RUT were 98.57, 99.29, and 99.04%, respectively. Conclusion: Our study shows that sensitivity, specificity and accuracy rate of RUT are not affected by NSAID use. Rapid urease test remains a reliable test for diagnosis of H. pylori in patients on NSAIDs.


How to cite this article:
Foroutan M, Loloei B, Irvani S, Azargashb E. Accuracy of rapid urease test in diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infection in patients using NSAIDs.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:110-112


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Foroutan M, Loloei B, Irvani S, Azargashb E. Accuracy of rapid urease test in diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infection in patients using NSAIDs. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Jun 20 ];16:110-112
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