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The Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Patients Undergoing Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in the Turks and Caicos Islands

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309–11
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H pylori infection was common in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms in the Turks and Caicos. However, the prevalence of infection in patients undergoing endoscopy and peptic ulcer disease is lower than in other reports from the Caribbean.

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Background: Helicobacter pylori infection remains a common problem and previous studies in the Caribbean revealed infection in over 50% of patients undergoing upper endoscopy.

Objective: The present study determined the prevalence of H pylori infection in patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in the Turks and Caicos Islands over a two- year interval.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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