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BACKGROUND The prevalence of gallstone disease (GSD) in Bangladesh is not known. We evaluated the prevalence of GSD and its relation with certain factors in a rural community in Bangladesh. METHODS A total of 1332 persons aged 15 years and above from two villages were invited to participate in the study; 1,058 (80%) subjects responded after three(More)
Antimicrobial susceptibility of 120 Helicobacter pylori isolates to metronidazole, tetracycline, clarithromycin, and amoxicillin was determined, and 77.5, 15, 10, and 6.6% of the isolates, respectively, were resistant. Only rdxA inactivation and both rdxA and frxA inactivation were responsible for metronidazole resistance in 66% (8 of 12) and 33% (4 of 12)(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Bangladesh is a developing country with a very high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection, which has been ascribed to overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions. It has generally been accepted that the re-infection rate is higher in countries with a high prevalence of H. pylori infection. Short-term follow-up studies support this(More)
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