Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection in asymptomatic children: a prospective population-based study from the Czech Republic. Application of a monoclonal-based antigen-in-stool enzyme immunoassay.

@article{Skora2009EpidemiologyOH,
  title={Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection in asymptomatic children: a prospective population-based study from the Czech Republic. Application of a monoclonal-based antigen-in-stool enzyme immunoassay.},
  author={Josef S{\'y}kora and Konrad Siala and Jana Varvařovsk{\'a} and Petr Pazdiora and Ren{\'a}ta Pomaha{\vc}ov{\'a} and Michal Huml},
  journal={Helicobacter},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          286-97
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acquisition of Helicobacter pylori occurs mainly in childhood and is significantly influenced by geographical variations. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of H. pylori infection in a population-based sample of asymptomatic children in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, this study aims to identify potential risk factors associated with this infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective, cross-sectional, population-based study was undertaken in 1545 asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING
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