Presence of Helicobacter pylori in a sibling is associated with a long-term increased risk of H. pylori infection in Israeli Arab children.

@article{Muhsen2010PresenceOH,
  title={Presence of Helicobacter pylori in a sibling is associated with a long-term increased risk of H. pylori infection in Israeli Arab children.},
  author={Khitam Muhsen and Abed Athamna and Anya Bialik and Gershon Alpert and Danny Cohen},
  journal={Helicobacter},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          108-13
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We examined the dynamics of Helicobacter pylori infection between pre-school and school ages and compared the determinants of late acquisition of H. pylori infection with determinants of early and persistent H. pylori infection. METHODS ELISA was used to detect H. pylori antigens in stool specimens collected from children at preschool age (3-5 years) and from their mothers and siblings in 2004. The children were tested again for H. pylori at school age (6-9 years) in… CONTINUE READING
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