Seroprevalence study of Helicobacter pylori infection among visitors of cardiac patients in Razi hospital in Ahvaz, Iran

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Seyed Mohammad Alavi 1 , * , Seyed Mohammad Hasan Adel 2 , Alireza Rajabzadeh 2

1 Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Infectious Disease Ward, Razi Hospital, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Iran

2 Department of Cardiology, Jundishapur University of Medical, Sciences, Iran

How to Cite: Alavi 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. Online ahead of Print ; 3(1):28-31.

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Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: 3 (1); 28-31
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 1, 2009
Accepted: December 1, 2009

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Seroprevalence, Helicobacter pylori, Cardiac patients, HP-IgG, Ahvaz

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