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Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr;15(2):86-94. doi: 10.4103/1319-3767.48964.

Helicobacter pylori infection in children.

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  • 1Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka. rajindrajith@mfac.kln.ac.lk

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori infection is a common problem in pediatric practice, and its acquisition is related with poor socioeconomic conditions. Although the organism is thought to be responsible for many diseases, only a handful of them have a direct causal relationship. At present, only a small number of children with well-defined clinical syndromes are benefited from testing and treatment. The treatment should include at least two antibiotics with a proton pump inhibitor.

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Abdominal pain; Helicobacter pylori; children; stool antigen test; triple therapy

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