Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in a rural area of the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.

@article{Souto1998PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in a rural area of the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.},
  author={Francisco Jos{\'e} Dutra Souto and Cor Jesus Fernandes Fontes and Gifone Aguiar Rocha and Andr{\'e} Mauricio de Oliveira and Edilberto Nogueira Mendes and Dulciene Maria de Magalh{\~a}es Queiroz},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1998},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={171-4}
}
The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection was evaluated by ELISA in 40 children and teenagers and in 164 adults from a rural area of the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Antibodies to H. pylori were detected in the serum of 31 (77.5%0 children and teenagers and in 139 (84.7%) adults. The prevalence of infection increased with age (x2 for trend, p < 0.01) even though no variations occurred in the region in the present century in terms of living conditions or sanitation, economical development… CONTINUE READING