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Helicobacter. 2003;8 Suppl 1:8-12.

Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection.

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Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.


Transmission of the infection revealed in many articles an important role of the mothers in transmitting the infection to their children. The epidemiology and risk factors of Helicobacter pylori infection were examined. The seroprevalence of the infection in different populations as well as colonization of the infection in childhood was reported. Moreover, this year attention was aimed at examining the associations between Helicobacter pylori with gastrointestinal and nongastrointestinal diseases.

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