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Seroprevalence study of Helicobacter pylori infection among visitors of cardiac patients in Razi hospital in Ahvaz, Iran

Alavi, Seyed Mohammad and Adel, Seyed Mohammad Hasan and Rajabzadeh, Alireza (2010) Seroprevalence study of Helicobacter pylori infection among visitors of cardiac patients in Razi hospital in Ahvaz, Iran. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology, 3 (1). pp. 28-31. ISSN 2008-4161

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Abstract

Introduction and objective: Seroepidemiological studies have shown a significant difference in seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) and its outcome. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of HP infection in a normal population (patient's visitors) and to determine frequency of some risk factors of this infectious agent. Materials and methods: Cardiac visitors in Razi hospital in Ahvaz were tested for the presence of anti HP-IgG by ELISA assay. Frequency of risk factors for HP acquisition in HP seropositive individuals was studied. Results: The studied subjects included 96 persons with mean age of 58.03 ±11.53 years in whom 52% were females. Fifty five (61.1%) persons presented a positive result for anti HPIgG test Conclusion: HP Seropositivity was not affected by age, sex and residential area. Crowding was the most important risk factors for HP acquisition.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Seroprevalence, Helicobacter pylori, Cardiac patients, HP-IgG, Ahvaz
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: آقای بهرام سوسنی غریب وند
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 05:18
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 06:42
URI: http://eprints.ajums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1189

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