Natural history and symptomatology of Helicobacter pylori in childhood and factors determining the epidemiology of infection


Ozen A. O. , Ertem D., Pehlivanoglu E.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, cilt.42, ss.398-404, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.398-404

Özet

Background: High seroprevalence rates for Helicobacter pylori have been reported in developing countries, yet few studies exist determining the pattern of change in the epidemiology of H. pylori infection in children. The knowledge of acquisition and loss rates of H. pylori and the relevance to the sociodemographic properties and the symptomatology of infection may provide clues for lifestyle changes that. might protect children from infection, and also, it may provide rationale for eradication, screening, and protection policies. Our aim was to conduct a prospective study to elucidate the outcome, rate of acquisition, and loss of H. pylori infection in a population of healthy children.