Helicobacter pylori and cagA seroprevalence in sub-Saharan inmigrants recently arrived to Gran Canaria (Spain).

@article{SanzPelez2008HelicobacterPA,
  title={Helicobacter pylori and cagA seroprevalence in sub-Saharan inmigrants recently arrived to Gran Canaria (Spain).},
  author={Oscar Sanz-Pel{\'a}ez and Evora Santana-Rodr{\'i}guez and Alfonso Angel-Moreno Maroto and Cristina Carranza-Rodr{\'i}guez and Elena Pisos-{\'A}lamo and Jos{\'e}-Lu{\'i}s P{\'e}rez-Arellano},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 9},
  pages={756-8}
}
Non-ulcerous dyspepsia is common among sub-Saharan people migrating into Spain. Given the high prevalence of H. pylori (HP) infection in their countries of origin, we studied the prevalence of infection in this population, and specifically the prevalence of infection by the more virulent, cagA-positive strains (CAP). 140 sub-Saharan immigrants recently arrived to Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) were studied. 80.7% were male, with a mean age of 24.2 y. 90.7% tested seropositive for HP and… CONTINUE READING