Unexpected decrease with age of Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence among Swedish blood donors.

@article{Srberg2003UnexpectedDW,
  title={Unexpected decrease with age of Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence among Swedish blood donors.},
  author={Mikael S{\"o}rberg and Olof Nyr{\'e}n and Marta Granstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={
          4038-42
        }
}
Blood donors are often used as proxies for the general population in studies of Helicobacter pylori epidemiology. Our aim was to test if the age-specific seroprevalence rates among blood donors match with the corresponding rates in a random population sample. This descriptive study was based on sera obtained from 3,502 blood donors representing all Swedish counties and cities. An age-stratified random population sample of 1,030 from Stockholm County served as comparison. Sera were analyzed by… CONTINUE READING
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