One hundred and thirty asymptomatic Irish soldiers were studied before and after a 6 month peace duty in Lebanon (UNIFIL), to assess the overall prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection, relation with age, rank and education, and any increased risk of developing H. pylori infection in a cohort of asymptomatic people temporarily exposed to low levels of sanitation.
Enzyme linked immusorbent assays (ELISA) of specific IgG were performed, at the end of the research, on blood samples taken 1 month before service abroad and within 3 months after the mission.
At entry, 41 people were found to have positive H. pylori serology (31.5%), while 89 subjects (68.5%) were H. pylori negative.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bactériose, Infection, Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bactérie, Epidémiologie, Liban, Asie, Homme, Militaire, Irlandais, Hygiène, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bacteriosis, Infection, Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bacteria, Epidemiology, Lebanon, Asia, Human, Military, Irish, Hygiene, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0588418
Code Inist : 002B05B02F. Création : 09/06/1995.