Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori in an asymptomatic population in the United States. Effect of age, race, and socioeconomic status.

@article{Graham1991EpidemiologyOH,
  title={Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori in an asymptomatic population in the United States. Effect of age, race, and socioeconomic status.},
  author={David Y Graham and Hoda M Malaty and Dolores G. Evans and Doyle J. Evans and Peter D. Klein and Ervin Adam},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1991},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={1495-501}
}
A causative role is now accepted for Helicobacter (formerly Campylobacter) pylori in type B gastritis, and evidence is accumulating that H. pylori infection plays a major contributory role in peptic ulcer disease. Preliminary studies have reported that the prevalence of H. pylori infection increases with age, but detailed information on the prevalence of the bacteria in any defined population and on the factors that may influence the pattern of distribution remains scanty. In the present study… CONTINUE READING

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