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Helicobacter pylori infection in children

  • M. Rowland
  • B. Drumm

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori infection occurs mainly in children. Studies on children are therefore vital if we are to answer many of the questions relating to this important global infection. The mode of transmission of H. pylori, and the risk of reinfection following treatment, can be evaluated adequately only in children. Epidemiological studies involving children depend on the validation of non-invasive methods for the diagnosis of H. pylori. Because relatively few children in developed countries are infected, they are an excellent population in which to evaluate whether or not specific symptoms are associated with H. pylori gastritis. The recent classification of H. pylori as a Group 1 carcinogen must stimulate us to evaluate the need to treat all children with this infection.

Keywords

Gastric Mucosa Duodenal Ulcer Pylorus Infection Duodenal Ulcer Disease Pylorus Gastritis 
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