The seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in a referral population of children in the United States

@article{Chong2003TheSO,
  title={The seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in a referral population of children in the United States},
  author={Sonny K. F. Chong and Qinyuan Lou and Terrell W. Zollinger and Simon Rabinowitz and Rima Jibaly and Vasundhara Tolia and Yoram Elitsur and Benjamin D. Gold and Allan Rosenberg and Abiodun O. Johnson and Orit Elkayam and Philip Rosenthal and Mark A. Gilger and B U K Li and Jeffrey S. Peacock},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={98},
  pages={2162-2168}
}
OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of serum antibodies directed against Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in children referred to children's hospitals or medical centers throughout the United States.METHODS:This multisite cross-sectional prospective study involved 992 children from 12 states using a validated anti–H. pylori IgG enzyme immunoassay. The children were recruited into two groups: those without any GI complaints (non–GI referral, n = 619) and those who… CONTINUE READING

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