Helicobacter pylori infection in the general population: A middle eastern perspective

Khedmat, H. and Karbasi-Afshar, R. and Agah, S. and Taheri, S. (2013) Helicobacter pylori infection in the general population: A middle eastern perspective. Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine, 4 (4). pp. 745-753.

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Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is probably the most important factor that has been associated with the development of gastric cancers in human populations. However, there are no reliable data on the prevalence of this infection in the Middle East. In this article, based on a comprehensive literature review, we aimed to evaluate the situation in this region. The literature has been searched for the incidence and prevalence of H. pylori infection by Pubmed and Google Scholar. Search was repeated for each of the Middle Eastern countries, and to empower the method, citations of each found article were searched for the related studies. Seventy seven reports from the countries of the Middle East region had been reviewed and they all indicated a high rate of infection either in the general population or in the dyspeptic patients, the rate seemed to be higher in patients with dyspepsia, in patients with histologically confirmed gastritis and in patients of older age groups.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: immunoglobulin G, abdominal pain; age; chronic gastritis; dyspepsia; epigastric pain; feces analysis; gastritis; gastroscopy; Helicobacter infection; histology; histopathology; human; infection rate; Middle East; Morocco; review; serology; seroprevalence; stomach cancer; stomach ulcer; Tunisia; urea breath test
Subjects: QW Microbiology. Immunology
Depositing User: somayeh pourmorteza
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 13:09
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:09
URI: http://eprints.iums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9555

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