Risk of Helicobacter pylori infection among long-term residents in developing countries.

@article{Becker1999RiskOH,
  title={Risk of Helicobacter pylori infection among long-term residents in developing countries.},
  author={Saskia Becker and R D Smalligan and J. D. Frame and Harold Kleanthous and Timothy J. Tibbitts and Thomas P Monath and Kenneth Craig Hyams},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1999},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={
          267-70
        }
}
The seroprevalence and incidence of Helicobacter pylori infection were determined among 312 North American missionaries who were serving in developing countries between 1967 and 1984. The majority (81%) resided in sub-Saharan Africa. When initially evaluated, the missionaries had a mean age of 40 years, 65% were female, and all were of white race/ethnicity. An ELISA showed that the initial prevalence of IgG antibody to H. pylori was 17%. After a mean of 7.4 years of service (1917 person-years… CONTINUE READING

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