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Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Children in The Bahamas

Helicobacter pylori infection is a common chronic infection in children. We report, for the first time, prevalence data for this infection in Bahamian children. H pylori infection was determined using the 13Curea breath test.


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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Children in the Bahamas


Objective: Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) is a common bacterial infection that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. This bacterium causes a chronic infection that is causally related to illnesses ranging from gastritis, peptic ulcer disease to gastric cancer. It is generally considered that it is acquired in childhood but the prevalence varies considerably between countries and communities. There are few data on the prevalence of H pylori in the Caribbean and none on the prevalence of H pylori in children in the Bahamas.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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