I've asked my hematologist about obtaining an h.pylori test but they were dismissive and didn't seem to think it was needed. Both my bouts of ITP came after having a stomach virus. After speaking to my GP they agreed to test for H.Pylori using a blood test. The result came back as negative. I am now reading that the blood test isn't the best way to test for h.pylori and the best test would be a Urea Breath Test 13C.
Does anyone know if this is worth doing? This link, for example, says that "Only UBT is sufficiently accurate to confirm current infection or eradication." bjgp.org/content/67/665/576
adamt, could the stomach virus bouts have been a Flu viruses?
Note that no steroid response and no IVIG response, along with Flu virus trigger, would be row 2 in my ITP treatments table. bottools.com/Hal/ItpTypes.html
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