Acquisition of Helicobacter pylori infection in early childhood: independent contributions of infected mothers, fathers, and siblings.

@article{Weyermann2009AcquisitionOH,
  title={Acquisition of Helicobacter pylori infection in early childhood: independent contributions of infected mothers, fathers, and siblings.},
  author={Maria Weyermann and Dietrich Rothenbacher and Hermann Brenner},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={182-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Infected siblings, mothers, and fathers have all been suggested to be major sources for Helicobacter pylori acquisition among children, but few studies have addressed the potential role of various family members simultaneously. METHODS A systematic review was performed on studies investigating intrafamilial transmission of childhood H. pylori infection. Within the Ulm Birth Cohort Study, which consists of 1,066 healthy newborns, born between November 2000 and November 2001 and… CONTINUE READING
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