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Frequency of Helicobacter pylori

Frequency of Helicobacter pylori 74 Original article Frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection among Egyptian children presenting with gastrointestinal manifestations Mona A. Abu-Zekry, Mohammed E.S. Hashem, Aliaa A. Ali and Ihab S. Mohamed Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Background and aims Cairo University Specialized Children Hospital, Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and other gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt common complaints among children. The role of Helicobacter pylori in the causation of Correspondence to Aliaa A. Ali, MD, Department these complaints remains controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (Kasr Al Ainy), Kasr Al Ainy St., P.O. Box 11562, frequency of H. pylori infection among children presenting with GI manifestations and Cairo, Egypt to determine the most common clinical presentation of the infection in Egyptian Tel: + 20 01001115611; fax: + 202 23682030; e-mail: draliaaadel@yahoo.com children. Patients and methods Received 14 February 2013 Accepted 26 March 2013 This prospective cross-sectional study included 150 consecutive patients aged 5–15 years who presented to the outpatient clinic of Cairo University’s Specialized Pediatric Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association 2013, 88:74–78 Hospital with GI complaints. Screening for H. pylori infection was performed using 13 13 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

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Copyright
© 2013 Egyptian Public Health Association
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000430958.09388.0e
pmid
23963085

Abstract

74 Original article Frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection among Egyptian children presenting with gastrointestinal manifestations Mona A. Abu-Zekry, Mohammed E.S. Hashem, Aliaa A. Ali and Ihab S. Mohamed Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Background and aims Cairo University Specialized Children Hospital, Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and other gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt common complaints among children. The role of Helicobacter pylori in the causation of Correspondence to Aliaa A. Ali, MD, Department these complaints remains controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (Kasr Al Ainy), Kasr Al Ainy St., P.O. Box 11562, frequency of H. pylori infection among children presenting with GI manifestations and Cairo, Egypt to determine the most common clinical presentation of the infection in Egyptian Tel: + 20 01001115611; fax: + 202 23682030; e-mail: draliaaadel@yahoo.com children. Patients and methods Received 14 February 2013 Accepted 26 March 2013 This prospective cross-sectional study included 150 consecutive patients aged 5–15 years who presented to the outpatient clinic of Cairo University’s Specialized Pediatric Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association 2013, 88:74–78 Hospital with GI complaints. Screening for H. pylori infection was performed using 13 13

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2013

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