Seroprevalence study of Helicobacter pylori infection among visitors of cardiac patients in Razi hospital in Ahvaz, Iran
Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: 3 (1); 28-31 Article Type: Research Article
October 1, 2009
December 1, 2009
S M, Adel
S M H, Rajabzadeh
A. Seroprevalence study of Helicobacter pylori infection among visitors of cardiac patients in Razi hospital in Ahvaz, Iran,
Jundishapur J Microbiol.
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Introduction and objective: Seroepidemiological studies have shown a significant difference in seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) and its outcome. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of HP infection in a normal population (patient's visitors) and to determine frequency of some risk factors of this infectious agent.
Materials and methods: Cardiac visitors in Razi hospital in Ahvaz were tested for the presence of anti HP-IgG by ELISA assay. Frequency of risk factors for HP acquisition in HP seropositive individuals was studied.
Results: The studied subjects included 96 persons with mean age of 58.03 ±11.53 years in whom 52% were females. Fifty five (61.1%) persons presented a positive result for anti HP-IgG test
Conclusion: HP Seropositivity was not affected by age, sex and residential area. Crowding was the most important risk factors for HP acquisition.
Seroprevalence, Helicobacter pylori, Cardiac patients, HP-IgG, Ahvaz
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