Thursday, October 8, 2009

H. pylori

Remember the LMN: H. pylori is ......
Negative gram staining

Also remember the C's
Choclate agar / Campylobacter media
Catalase +ve
CLO test +ve (= Urease breath test)
CAG is virulent cytotoxin associated gene, VAC is VACulating cytotoxin associated gene
Culture is more sensitive for diagnosis

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