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Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection in Kurdistan Province, 2006
Kambiz Yazdanpanah Dr1, Ezatollah Rahimi Dr * 2, Afsaneh Sharifian Dr1, Ali Eishi Dr1
1- Assistant Professor
2- , rahimi258@hotmail.com
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Background and Aim: It is estimated that more than half of the world population are infected with H-pylori. Therefore, this infection maybe regarded the most common infection in human being. The organism may be unique among bacterial pathogens in provoking a wide range of sequelae. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence rate of H-pylori infection in Kurdistan Province in the west of Iran, in 2006. Material and Methods: In this cross sectional study, the sample size included 1503 people, older than 10 years of age, who were selected randomly out of Kurdistan resident population. Samples were tested by use of ELISA method for detection of H-pylori IgG antibody using kits of Trinity Biptech capita H.pylori IgG. Data were introduced into SPSS software and analyzed by means of Correlation analysis, t-test, and X2 test. Results: Blood specimens from 1503 subjects were collected. 866 (57.6%) patients were female and 637 (42.4%) were male. 802 (53.35) patients were living in urban and 70 (46.64%) patients in rural areas. The mean age of subjects was 32.15 (SD=14.91) years, with age range of 10 to 100 years. The prevalence of H-pylori infection was 36.5 percent. Conclusion: According to the results of this study the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in our subjects is relatively low which must be considered in clinical evaluation Conflict of Interest: Nill Received: Jan 30, 2009 Accepted: May 31, 2009
Keywords: Helicobacter pylori, Prevalence, Kurdistan, Serology
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Received: 2009/06/15
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Volume 14, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2009) Back to browse issues page
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