Seroprevalence of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter pylori among gastrointestinal endoscopists, radiologists and paramedical personnel.

@article{Kamat1999SeroprevalenceOI,
  title={Seroprevalence of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter pylori among gastrointestinal endoscopists, radiologists and paramedical personnel.},
  author={Aimee Kamat and Pavak R. Mehta and Shobna Bhatia and Geeta Koppikar},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={866-8}
}
BACKGROUND The route of transmission of Helicobacter pylori is unknown. Since the organism has been isolated from saliva, gastric juice and stool, medical personnel could be at high risk for acquiring the infection during procedures like gastrointestinal endoscopy. AIMS To study whether endoscopy is a professional hazard for acquisition of H. pylori. METHODS We studied the prevalence of IgG antibodies to H. pylori in endoscopists (n = 17), radiologists (n = 17) and personnel from… CONTINUE READING

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