Helicobacter Pylori Infection in Omani Children

Siham Al-Sinani, Sharef W. Sharef, Khalid Al-Naamani*, Hyatt Al-Sharji

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is the most common chronic bacterial infection in humans. Its prevalence in Omani adults and children is not known. Objective: To report histology-based H. pylori infection prevalence in Omani children. Methods: A retrospective study of biopsy proven H. pylori infection in children over a 3 year period in a single center. Age, gender, indication for endoscopy, history of recurrent abdominal pain, and anemia were compared between H. pylori-positive and negative children. Results: Of 143 patients who underwent endoscopy, gastric biopsies were available on 112. The overall prevalence of biopsy proven H. pylori infection was 25%. The prevalence in children with recurrent abdominal pain was 30% compared to 22% in children who underwent endoscopy for other indications (p =.382). The prevalence increased from 7% in children aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-311
Number of pages6
JournalHelicobacter
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Children
  • Gastritis
  • H. pylori
  • Oman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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