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., ...Daha Fazla

HELICOBACTER, cilt.9, ss.242-248, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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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.