Volume 14, Number 3 (9-2012)                   yafte 2012, 14(3): 37-43 | Back to browse issues page


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Mohsenzadeh A. Frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection in children with gastroentritis. yafte. 2012; 14 (3) :37-43
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-803-en.html

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Background : Helicobacter pylori is a gram negative bacteria and it clearly causes histologic gastritis and its role in gastric cancers has been known. Its prevalence is different in various traditional populations and ages, but the majority is infected in early life and its infection is with manifestations such as gastritis, abdominal pain, anaemia and others. Materials and Methods: In this cross – sectional study, the sampling method was census. The studied population included hospitalized children in Shahid Madani hospital in 2010 with gastroenteritis that have received no anti Pylori treatment. The studied variables included sex, age, place of residence, kind of drinking water, having pets and the history of hospitalization. The data were gathered by questionnaire and serum samples were tested about anti-Hpylori IgG through ELIZA and then the data were analyzed. Results: Among 240 patients,16.7% were infected with H.pylori and it was most common in the male group( 60%) and age<2 years old, most of the infected children lived in the city and only 17.5% of them had pets, and 67.5% of the cases had the history of hospitalization especially for respiratory infections. Conclusion: 16.7% of the children with acute diarrhea had positive serologic test of H.pylori, therefor, diarrhea can not be considered as common symptom of H.pylori.
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Received: 2012/09/17

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