Research Article
1 October 1993

Isolation of Helicobacter pylori from saliva

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori was grown in low numbers from the saliva of one of nine patients who were positive for gastric H. pylori. The saliva-derived isolate from this patient was identical to the antral biopsy-derived isolate from the same patient and differed from isolates cultured from the antral biopsies of all other patients by soluble-protein electrophoresis, restriction endonuclease DNA analysis, and Southern blot hybridization. This is the first observation, to our knowledge, of the recovery of viable H. pylori from saliva.

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cover image Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume 31Number 10October 1993
Pages: 2802 - 2804
PubMed: 8253990

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Published online: 1 October 1993

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D A Ferguson, Jr
Department of Microbiology, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.
C Li
Department of Microbiology, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.
N R Patel
Department of Microbiology, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.
W R Mayberry
Department of Microbiology, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.
D S Chi
Department of Microbiology, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.
E Thomas
Department of Microbiology, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.

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