Husaini Umar

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Gastric Helicobacter pylori infection is common throughout the tropics yet does not always correlate with the incidence of serious upper gastrointestinal pathology. In a consecutive series of 213 patients examined by gastroscopy for dyspepsia in northern Nigeria, 176 (92%) of 193 with acceptable biopsies had gastritis. Only 16 (8%) had a histologically(More)
Epigastric pain is a common complaint throughout Africa, mostly in the form of non-ulcer dyspepsia. It has recently been suggested that Helicobacter (= Campylobacter) pylori, a bacterium that colonizes the gastric mucosa and causes type B gastritis, may be the cause of this epigastric pain. This paper reports the endoscopic, histological and bacteriological(More)
Both Graves' disease and chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) are autoimmune diseases of thyroid gland. Graves' disease is caused by stimulation of TSH receptor located on the thyroid gland by an antibody, which is known as TSH receptor antibody (TRAb). Furthermore, this may lead to hyperplasia and hyperfunction of the thyroid gland. On the(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE To document the premenstrual and menstrual symptoms of Muslim women, with a view to providing adequate and sensitive care. METHODS Two hundred Muslim women were interviewed at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital and Muslim Specialist Hospital, both in Zaria between August and October 2003. RESULTS Premenstrual symptoms were(More)
BACKGROUND Gynaecological problems in children and adolescents are often both medically and psychologically unique and require a highly skilled approach differing from those utilized for an adult female population. There is paucity of data on childhood gynaecological problems in our environment. The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence and(More)
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