Helicobacter pylori infection among children with gastrointestinal symptoms: a high prevalence of infection among patients with reflux oesophagitis.


AIM To investigate the link between H.pylori infection and dyspepsia in children, and association with reflux oesophagitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS H.pylori status was detected by rapid urease test and/or culture in 130 consecutive symptomatic children coming for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: 40 - aged 8-12 years (55% boys); 90 - aged 13-18 years (21… (More)


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