Prevalence of H. pylori Infection in the Children having Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Faiza Rasool, Jawairia Siddique, Bostan Anwar
Background and objective: The stomach’s acidic environment is the growth site for Helicobacter pylori, a pathogenic Gram-negative bacterium with rod shape. The aim of this study is determination of the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in the children having recurrent abdominal pain. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out during 2018 in Sir Ganga Ra Hospital, Lahore. The sample was consisted of 200 participants among them the proportion of Helicobacter was 8% in patients with Recurrent Abdominal Pain. Results: The mean age of the patients was 12.43 ± 1.23 years. Mostly the age of the sample group was between 8 to16 years. The 4.23 ± 0.47 months was the mean time period of abdominal pain. Helicobacter pylori were found in 47% of patients. Conclusion: In paediatric population, Helicobacter pylori is very common with Recurrent Abdominal Pain. It is a severe problem in children and further study is recommended to explore the risk element associated with this increase trouble of Helicobacter pylori.