The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2016 , Vol 58 , Num 6
Change of Helicobacter pylori prevalence in a decade among children undergoing endoscopy
Aytaç Yaman 1 ,Zarife Kuloğlu 1 ,Ahmet Kahveci 2 ,Ufuk Sayıcı 2 ,Arzu Ensari 3 ,Aydan Kansu 1
1 Ankara University Faculy of Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Ankara, Turkey
2 Ankara University Faculy of Medicine,Department of Pediatrics, Ankara, Turkey
3 Ankara University Faculy of Medicine, Deparment of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.24953/turkjped.2016.06.002 Our aim was to investigate the trend of H. pylori infection among children during the last decade by a retrospective analysis. Reports of children in whom esophago-gastroduodenoscopy was performed at our institution during two periods 2002-2003 and 2012-2013 were seperated into Group I and Group II, respectively. Pathology reports were investigated for gastritis, atrophy and H. pylori presence.

A total of 380 children, 131 in Group I and 249 in Goup II were recruited in the study. H. pylori postivity was found to be higher in Group I (% 48.1 and % 23.1, respectively, p < 0.001). Gastritis and atrophy were associated with H. pylori and both were more prevalent in Group I (p < 0.001). Our study demonstrates that H. pylori prevalence is decreasing in a pediatric population undergoing EGD in Ankara. This is the most recent study regarding pediatric H. pylori prevalence change in Turkey that we know of. Keywords : H. pylori prevalence, children, endoscopy

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