Low Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection evaluated by stool antigen test in preschool and school children

Low Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection evaluated by stool antigen test in preschool and school children

Alternative title Baixa prevalência da infecção por Helicobacter pylori avaliada pelo teste do antígeno fecal em estudantes pré-escolares e escolares
Author Miranda, Áurea Cristina Portorreal Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Machado, Rodrigo Strehl Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vigliar, Renata Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kawakami, Elisabete Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The study evaluated the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in toddlers using the stool antigen test. Helicobacter pylori was detected in 28/113 (13.1%). Crowding and age were risk factors significantly associated to the infection. We conclude there is a low prevalence of the infection in the studied children.

O estudo avaliou a prevalência da infecção por Helicobacter pylori em crianças pré-escolares com o teste do antígeno fecal. H. pylori foi detectado em 28/213 (13.1%), sendo fatores de risco número de pessoas no domicílio e idade. Concluímos que a infecção possui baixa prevalência na população estudada.
Keywords Helicobacter
school health
occupational risks
Helicobacter
saúde escolar
riscos ocupacionais
Language English
Date 2008-12-01
Published in Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia, v. 39, n. 4, p. 664-667, 2008.
ISSN 1517-8382 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia
Extent 664-667
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822008000400012
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000262997500012
SciELO ID S1517-83822008000400012 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/4711

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