Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori and Hepatitis A Virus among Children in Rural Central Taiwan.

@article{Wu2015SeroprevalenceOH,
  title={Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori and Hepatitis A Virus among Children in Rural Central Taiwan.},
  author={Meng-Che Wu and Chia-Hsing Sung and Yu-Chuan Chang and Chi-Lin Ho and Chih-Chiang Wu and Kuei-Hua Wu and C Z Lee and Kuen-Der Yang},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={
          494-503
        }
}
Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis A virus (HAV) are thought to have similar routes of transmission and epidemiology. This study investigated the seroprevalence of these 2 pathogens among children in rural, central Taiwan. Serum samples were collected from 856 children between 2010 and 2012 and levels of anti-HAV and anti-H. pylori antibodies were measured by ELISA. Questionnaires were used to investigate possible risk factors. The overall H. pylori and HAV infection rates were 6% and 0.8… CONTINUE READING

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