Helicobacter pylori infection in Kazakhstan: effect of water source and household hygiene.

@article{Nurgalieva2002HelicobacterPI,
  title={Helicobacter pylori infection in Kazakhstan: effect of water source and household hygiene.},
  author={Zhannat Z Nurgalieva and Hoda M Malaty and David Y Graham and R Almuchambetova and A. Machmudova and D Kapsultanova and Michael S. Osato and F. Blaine Hollinger and Abai K Zhangabylov},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2002},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={201-6}
}
The epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection and risk factors associated with its transmission are not well understood. Kazakhstan is country with two ethnic groups, Asian (Kazakhs) and Western (Russians), living under similar socioeconomic conditions. The aim of this study was to examine the seroepidemiologic pattern of H. pylori and hepatitis A among the same individuals from both ethnic groups, with emphasis on water source and household sanitation practices. This was a cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING