Epidemiological Profile of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Patients with Digestive Symptoms in Algeria
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- Helicobacter pylori; infection; digestive symptoms; gastric pathology; Algeria
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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TY - JOUR AU - Houria Kasmi AU - Koula Doukani AU - Ahmad Ali AU - Souhila Tabak AU - Hasna Bouhenni PY - 2020 DA - 2020/06/19 TI - Epidemiological Profile of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Patients with Digestive Symptoms in Algeria JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SP - 293 EP - 297 VL - 10 IS - 4 SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.200527.001 DO - 10.2991/jegh.k.200527.001 ID - Kasmi2020 ER -