Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology IAMM  | About us |  Subscription |  e-Alerts  | Feedback |  Login   
  Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 Home | Ahead of Print | Current Issue | Archives | Search | Instructions  
Users Online: 38 Official Publication of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists 
 ~   Next article
 ~   Previous article
 ~   Table of Contents

 ~   Similar in PUBMED
 ~  Search Pubmed for
 ~  Search in Google Scholar for
 ~Related articles
 ~   Citation Manager
 ~   Access Statistics
 ~   Reader Comments
 ~   Email Alert *
 ~   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed6294    
    Printed162    
    Emailed8    
    PDF Downloaded253    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 

 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2001  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 20-25

Anti - H. pylori IgG seroprevalence rates in asymptomatic children and adults from South India


Department of Surgery (VK, NA), Pathology (CR), and Microbiology (SB). Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry- 605 006, India

Correspondence Address:
N Ananthakrishnan
Department of Surgery (VK, NA), Pathology (CR), and Microbiology (SB). Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry- 605 006
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 17664801

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

This study was undertaken to determine the seroprevalence of H.pylori in asymptomatic children and compare it with that seen in the asymptomatic adult population from south India. One hundred and five children and one hundred adults admitted to the wards for conditions other than gastrointestinal disorders were included for this study. H.pylori status was determined by ELISA for IgG. The prevalence of H.pylori in children of various ages varied from 44% to 46% with an overall prevalence of H.pylori in children of 45%. 67% of adults were infected with H.pylori which was significantly higher than children (P = 0.002). The prevalence of H.pylori increased markedly with age with the maximum colonization (74%) occurring in young adults (16-30 years). The antibody levels too followed a similar pattern. In conclusion, it was seen that almost half the children in south India acquire H.pylori infection early in life which increases slowly and steadily with a peak prevalence in the young adults. Gender does not affect the prevalence in children and adults. As age advances further there is a slight decline in the prevalence of H.pylori infection. The immune response reflected by the levels of the antibody levels also follows the same pattern.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow

Online since April 2001, new site since 1st August '04