[Epidemiological aspects of Helicobacter pylori infection].

  • Henri Leclerc
  • Published 2006 in Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori is thought to infect about half the world's population. The prevalence of H. pylori infection varies widely by geographic area, age, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Rates appear to be higher in developing countries, where most infections occur during childhood. Inadequate sanitation, low socioeconomic status and overcrowding seem to… (More)

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