Prevalence of helicobacter pylori at oral and gastrointestinal sites in children: evidence for possible oral-to-oral transmission.

@article{Allaker2002PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of helicobacter pylori at oral and gastrointestinal sites in children: evidence for possible oral-to-oral transmission.},
  author={Robert Patrick Allaker and K A Young and Jeremy M. Hardie and Paula Domizio and Nigel J Meadows},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={312-7}
}
Acquisition of Helicobacter pylori occurs mainly in childhood. However, the mode of transmission remains unclear. To help elucidate this, 100 children attending for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy were investigated for the presence of H. pylori at various sites. H. pylori was detected in antral gastric biopsies by the rapid urease test (13 patients), culture (13 patients), histology (15 patients) and PCR (20 patients). Gastric juice was positive for H. pylori in 3 patients by culture and 11… CONTINUE READING

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