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The Detection of Neutrophiles in Gastric Mucosa of Patients Suspected to be Infected with Helicobacter Pylori Using Leukostix Nassir Enssief Mohsun*,

Authors: Suhaila Saadallah *** --- Raji H AL-Hadithi**,
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2010 Volume: 9 Issue: 4 Pages: 480-483
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية


ABSTRACT:BACKGROUND:Helicobacter pylori has been detected in many populations and associated with inflammation ofgastro duodenal mucosa. Colonization of the stomach by Helicobacter pylori occurs in more thanhalf of human population worldwide. It is the principle cause of chronic active gastritis, peptic ulcerand gastric cancer.OBJCTIVE:To detect neutrophiles in homogenates biopsied gastric mucosa semiquantitatively using rapidleukocyte strip test (leukostix).METHODS:A total of 115 patients (74 males, 41 females) referred to The Gastrointestinal Tract Center andGastroscopy Department of Baghdad Medical City and subjected to gastroscopy were included in thisstudy during the period from November 2004 to May 2005.RESULTS:The sensitivity and specificity of leukostix at the initial examination were 95.8%, 88.23%respectively.CONCLUSION:The leukostix test, using biopsied samples of gastric mucosa was excellent for quantitativedetermination of neutrophils in patients infected with H pylori.

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