Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and chronic dyspeptic symptoms among immigrants from developing countries and people born in industrialized countries

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_CC9DCA7DF1F2
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and chronic dyspeptic symptoms among immigrants from developing countries and people born in industrialized countries
Périodique
Digestion
Auteur(s)
Verdu  E. F., Fraser  R., Tiberio  D., Herranz  M., Sipponen  P., Blum  A. L., Michetti  P.
ISSN
0012-2823 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1996
Volume
57
Numéro
3
Pages
180-5
Notes
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Résumé
The relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and chronic dyspepsia is controversial. To determine the effect of H. pylori infection on dyspeptic symptoms, we compared the prevalence of H. pylori infection in immigrants from developing countries and people born in industrialized countries. Upper abdominal symptoms were assessed by a questionnaire and H. pylori infection was determined with a 13C-urea breath test and serology. H. pylori infection was found in 63% of subjects from developing countries and 11% of subjects from industrialized countries. There was no difference in the prevalence of dyspeptic symptoms between the 2 groups. The lack of difference in chronic dyspeptic symptoms between the groups, despite a major difference in the H. pylori prevalence, suggests that H. pylori infection is not a major contributor to chronic dyspepsia.
Mots-clé
Adolescent Adult Antibodies, Bacterial/*blood Breath Tests Chronic Disease Developed Countries Developing Countries Dyspepsia/blood/complications/*ethnology *Emigration and Immigration Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Female Helicobacter Infections/blood/complications/*ethnology Helicobacter pylori/*immunology Humans Male Middle Aged Pepsinogens/blood Prevalence Questionnaires Radioimmunoassay Switzerland/epidemiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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25/01/2008 17:02
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20/08/2019 16:47
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