European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 223–225 | Cite as

Helicobacter pylori infection and gastritis in healthy Nigerians

  • C. Holcombe
  • J. Kaluba
  • S. B. Lucas
Brief Report


In a study of forty asymptomatic volunteers from northern Nigeria; 35 (87.5%) had histological gastritis and 32 (80%) were infected byHelicobacter pylori. All but one of the patients infected byHelicobacter Pylori had histological gastritis. This high prevalence ofH. Pylori infection in young, asymptomatic subjects, occurs in an area with a low prevalence of duodenal ulcer. The possible reasons for this are discussed.

Key words

Duodenal ulcer Gastritis Helicobacter pylori 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Holcombe
    • 1
  • J. Kaluba
    • 2
  • S. B. Lucas
    • 1
  1. 1.Academic Department of SurgeryUniversity of MaiduguriNigeria
  2. 2.Department of HistopathologyUniversity College and Middlesex School of MedicineLondonUK

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