Helicobacterpylori commonly infects children in developing countries.
To determine the frequency of this infection and its potential role in specific gastrointestinal entities, all patients requiring upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for the evaluation of abdominal ailments in a gastroenterology practice in Lima, Peru, were evaluated during a 1-year period.
Gastric biopsies were obtained for each child and were stained with hematoxylin-eosin and Warthin-Starry stains.
Of the 107 evaluable patients (mean age 7.4 years, 58% boys), 52 (49%) were infected.
The infection rate increased with older patients (P=0.004).
Children with recurrent abdominal pain (P=0.04), an endoscopic finding of nodular gastritis (P=0.007), and a histologic finding of chronic active gastritis (P<0.0001) were infected more commonly.
Mots-clés Pascal : Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bactérie, Epidémiologie, Association, Abdomen, Douleur, Incidence, Diagnostic, Endoscopie, Evaluation, Pays en développement, Pérou, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Enfant, Homme, Bactériose, Infection, Organisation santé, Appareil digestif pathologie, Abdomen pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bacteria, Epidemiology, Association, Abdomen, Pain, Incidence, Diagnosis, Endoscopy, Evaluation, Developing countries, Peru, South America, America, Child, Human, Bacteriosis, Infection, Public health organization, Digestive diseases, Abdominal disease
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Cote : 98-0016367
Code Inist : 002B05B02F. Création : 17/04/1998.