Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

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Epidemiological Profile of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Patients with Digestive Symptoms in Algeria

Authors
Houria Kasmi1, Koula Doukani1, *, ORCID, Ahmad Ali2, Souhila Tabak1, Hasna Bouhenni1
1Department of Nature and Life Sciences, University of Ibn Khadoun, Tiaret, Algeria
2Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
*Corresponding author. Email: kouladoukani@gmail.com
Corresponding Author
Koula Doukani
Received 10 August 2019, Accepted 18 May 2020, Available Online 19 June 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.200527.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Helicobacter pylori, infection, digestive symptoms, gastric pathology, Algeria
Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Algerian patients with peptic disorders and evaluate the impact of different epidemiological factors (age, sex, sampling site, presence or absence of H. pylori, and type of pathology related to this bacterium).

Methods: We undertook a retrospective and descriptive study on a series of 735 symptomatic patients identified in the laboratory of pathological anatomy at Hassani Abdelkader University Hospital Center of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, over a period of 16 years from January 2002 to December 2017. All patients had benefited from a high gastroscopic fibroscopy and the diagnosis was made by histological examination (hematoxylin–eosin staining). The epidemiological factors, as well as the main gastric diseases related to this bacterium, were studied.

Results: The prevalence of H. pylori infection was 66.12%. The infection was more important in the age group 60–69 years (71.43%). The prevalence of H. pylori infection was statistically higher in women than in men (69.3% vs. 60.7%, p < 0.01).The antral region was most colonized by H. pylori (71.73%). In addition, the infection was associated mainly with atrophic gastritis (69.65%).

Conclusion: In this context, the identification of epidemiological data would be of great value in guiding strategies to control the spread of this bacterium.

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Journal
Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Publication Date
2020/06
ISSN (Online)
2210-6014
ISSN (Print)
2210-6006
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.200527.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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