Upper gastrointestinal disease, Helicobacter pylori and recurrent abdominal pain.

@article{Roma1999UpperGD,
  title={Upper gastrointestinal disease, Helicobacter pylori and recurrent abdominal pain.},
  author={E. Santoro for the lap group Roma and Joanna Panayiotou and Yota J. Kafritsa and Catherina Van-Vliet and A Gianoulia and Andreas Constantopoulos},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={1999},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={598-601}
}
Over a 5-y period, 396 children complaining of recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in order to identify any underlying organic pathology and determine the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. Histologically confirmed mucosal inflammation was found in 338 out of 396 children (85.4%); in 113 of 396 patients (28.5%), H. pylori was identified on the gastric mucosa. Significant discriminating factors between H. pylori positive and negative… CONTINUE READING