Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection among Egyptian children: impact of social background and effect on growth.

@article{Mohammad2008PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection among Egyptian children: impact of social background and effect on growth.},
  author={Mahmoud Mohammad and Laila Hussein and Andy Coward and Sarah J. Jackson},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={230-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The study aim was to assess the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Egyptian schoolchildren and its effect on growth parameters. DESIGN A cross-sectional population-based study was conducted among 286 schoolchildren (168 boys and 118 girls), with a mean age of 11.04 +/- 0.19 years, to determine the prevalence of H. pylori. The presence of the bacterium was assessed using the [13C]urea breath test. Relevant personal and socio-economic data on risk factors for infection… CONTINUE READING

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