Helicobacter pylori in the drinking water in Peru.

@article{Hultn1996HelicobacterPI,
  title={Helicobacter pylori in the drinking water in Peru.},
  author={Kristina G. Hult{\'e}n and Sok Won Han and Helena Enroth and Peter D. Klein and Antone R Opekun and Robert H. Gilman and Dolores G. Evans and Lars Engstrand and David Y Graham and Fouad A. K. El-Zaatari},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1996},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={1031-5}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS An association between water sources and the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Peruvian children was shown previously. The aim of this study was to confirm the presence of H. pylori in drinking water in the same community. METHODS Forty-eight drinking water samples from different locations in pueblo jovenes (new towns) near Lima were collected. Samples were frozen until technology advanced to the point to the point at which H. pylori might be reliably detected… CONTINUE READING