How should Helicobacter pylori infected children be managed?

@article{Rowland1999HowSH,
  title={How should Helicobacter pylori infected children be managed?},
  author={Mary Ann Rowland and Ruth A. Little and Billy Bourke and Brendan Drumm},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          I36-9
        }
}
It is now recognised that Helicobacter pylori, like most enteric infections, is mainly acquired in childhood. Adults rarely become infected, with seroconversion rates varying between 0.33and 0.5% per person year. The age at which children are most likely to become infected is still unclear, but findings in a number of cross-sectional studies suggest that infection is acquired before the age of five. The prevalence of infection is highest in children in the developing world where up to 75% of… CONTINUE READING
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