[Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori among children and juveniles as evidenced by the 13C urea breath test].

Abstract

Established in the examination of children and juveniles aged seven to eighteen years old (n = 332) resident in Kiev with the aid of non-radioactive non-invasive 13C-urea breath test was a high incidence of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection (42.7%) in the Kiev population of children and adolescents, that is similar to that recorded in poor countries and much higher than in rich ones. The prevalence of the Hp infection has been found out to be age-associated, increasing as the years pass by. Results of the investigation designed to study the level of prevalence of pyloric helicobacteriosis among children and adolescents warrant a wide use of non-radioactive non-invasive 13C breath test with the purpose of conducting epidemiological studies, early diagnosis of Hp-associated diseases and surveillance on those patients having gone through the course of eradication therapy.

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@article{Saltanova2001PrevalenceOH, title={[Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori among children and juveniles as evidenced by the 13C urea breath test].}, author={S D Saltanova}, journal={Likars'ka sprava}, year={2001}, volume={4}, pages={174-6} }