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Can Sjogrens Syndrome Aggrivate H.PYLORI?



I have some questions about H.Pylori:


Can the dryness of Sjogrens Syndrome aggrivate an H.PYLORI stomach bacteria infection? NO

Could H.PYLORI affect the throat or become systemic? NO W

hat are the symptoms of H.PYLORI and how is it diagnosed? Usually h. pylori causes ulcer symptoms (abdominal pain, burning) or heartburn and can cause absolutely no symptoms at all. Is an H.PYLORI test result of 2.93 considered highly positive? I am not sure. We only read our tests as positive or negative without any numbers attached to them.

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Annette  Kyprianou, MD Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University