Helicobacter pylori infection in Turkish children: Comparison of diagnostic tests, evaluation of eradication rate, and changes in symptoms after eradication

Ozcay F., Kocak N., Temizel İ. N. , Demir H., Ozen H. , Yuce A., ...More

HELICOBACTER, vol.9, no.3, pp.242-248, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1083-4389.2004.00230.x
  • Title of Journal : HELICOBACTER
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-248


Background. Helicobacter pylori infection is most frequently acquired in childhood. After this organism is eradicated, the rate of reinfection is low. Thus, it is very important to diagnose and treat the disease appropriately in childhood, and to be able to assess eradication with certainty. Eradication of H. pylori infection is reported to reduce or eliminate abdominal pain and dyspeptic symptoms in children.