Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Helicobacter pylori Negative GastritisBani Chander Roland1*, Daewoong Lee2, Ahmed Salem3, Sariat Ibrahim4, Yuriko Mori5 and Stephen Meltzer6
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bani Chander Roland MD
Columbia University Medical Center: Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
161 Fort Washington Avenue FL 8 New York, NY 10032, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 14, 2016; Accepted date: Feburary 24, 2016; Published date: Feburary 29, 2016
Citation: Roland BC, Lee D, Salem A, Ibrahim S, Mori Y, et al. (2016) Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Helicobacter pylori Negative Gastritis. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 6:392. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000392
Copyright: © 2016 Roland BC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection has previously been thought to account for nearly all chronic gastritis. However, recent studies have suggested that Hp-negative gastritis is common and increasing in prevalence in the United States. The etiology and associated risk factors for Hp-negative gastritis remain uncertain.