Diversity of Helicobacter Pylori cagA and vacA Genes and Its Relationship with Clinical Outcomes in Azerbaijan, Iran

Reza Ghotaslou, Morteza Milani, Mohammad Taghi Akhi, Mohammad Reza Nahaei, Alka Hasani, Mohammad Saeid Hejazi & Mohammad Meshkini
Purpose: The purpose of this research was to analyze cagA and vacA genotypes status in H. pylori isolates and relationship with clinical outcomes. Methods: Gastric biopsy specimens were cultured for H. pylori isolation and cagA and vacA genes were detected in these isolates. Data were collected and the results were analyzed using χ2 and Fishers exact tests by SPSS software version. 16. Results: Of the total 115 H. pylori isolates, 79 (68.7 %) were cagA...