Prevalence and Risk Factors of Helicobacter pylori Infection among Children Aged 1 to 15 Years at Holy Innocents Children's Hospital, Mbarara, South Western Uganda

@inproceedings{Aitila2019PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and Risk Factors of Helicobacter pylori Infection among Children Aged 1 to 15 Years at Holy Innocents Children's Hospital, Mbarara, South Western Uganda},
  author={Phoebe Aitila and Michael Mutyaba and Simon Okeny and Maurice Ndawula Kasule and Rashid Kasule and Frank Ssedyabane and Benson Okongo and Richard Onyuthi Apecu and Enoch Muwanguzi and Caesar Oyet},
  booktitle={Journal of tropical medicine},
  year={2019}
}
Background Helicobacter pylori infection affects more than half of the world's population. The infection is generally acquired during childhood but can remain asymptomatic, with long-term clinical sequelae including gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and stomach cancer. Methods The study was approved by Institutional Review Committee of Mbarara University of Science and Technology. After obtaining informed consent from parents/legal guardians, illegible children who presented with… CONTINUE READING

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