Helicobacter Pylori Infection with Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children
Helicobacter Pylori Infection with Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Keywords:Recurrent Abdominal Pain, abdominal pain, Helicobacter pylori
Background: Childhood Recurrent Abdominal Pain results in the one of the adulthood complications i.e., irritable bowel syndrome, which is a gastro-intestinal disease. The stomach’s acidic environment is the growth site for Helicobacter Pylori, a pathogenic Gram-negative bacterium with rod shape. It is the main reason for chronic gastritis, gastric adenocarcinoma, peptic ulcers, non-ulcer dyspepsia and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. According to one estimate, 50% of people in world are infected with Helicobacter Pylori. Currently the developing countries are on the hit list of Helicobacter Pylori. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection in the children having recurrent abdominal pain.
Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional study. This research was carried out during 1.1.2018 to 1.6.2018 in the D.H.Q hospital Mirpur AJK. The sample was consisted of 200 participants among them the proportion of Helicobacter was 8% in patients with Recurrent Abdominal Pain.
Results: The mean age of the patients was 12.43 ± 1.23 years. Mostly the age of the sample group was between 8 to16 years. The 4.23 ± 0.47 months was the mean time period of abdominal pain. Helicobacter pylori was found in 47% of patients.
Conclusion: In paediatric population, Helicobacter pylori is very common with Recurrent Abdominal Pain. It is a severe problem in children and further study is recommended to explore the risk element associated with this increase trouble of Helicobacter Pylori.
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