Acquisition of Helicobacter pylori infection in a high-risk population occurs within the first 2 years of life.

@article{Rothenbacher2000AcquisitionOH,
  title={Acquisition of Helicobacter pylori infection in a high-risk population occurs within the first 2 years of life.},
  author={Dietrich Rothenbacher and J Inceoglu and Guenter Bode and Hermann Brenner},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={136 6},
  pages={744-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To elucidate age at acquisition of Helicobacter pylori infection, we conducted a study in a population of children known to be at high risk for H pylori infection. METHOD Children with no symptoms who were of Turkish nationality and living in the city of Ulm, Germany, and nearby communities and on whom routine health screening examinations were performed at age 1 year (56 children), 2 years (55 children), or 4 years (69 children) were included in this cross-sectional study. Stool… CONTINUE READING

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