Helicobacter pylori Infection in Children

  • U. Blecker
  • A. Franckx-Goossens
  • S. Lauwers
  • Y. Vandenplas
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Helicobacter pylori is a recently discovered bacterium that has quickly awakened an enormous interest when a possible link was discovered between this microorganism and a number of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract [10, 11, 14]. For this reason H. pylori has been the subject of numerous clinical trials since its discovery 8 years ago. H. pylori-associated gastritis and peptic ulcer were initially reported in adult patients [17]. However, there has recently been increasing interest in the incidence of this microorganism in the paediatric age group [3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14].


Pylorus Infection Chronic Abdominal Pain Rapid Urease Test Abdominal Complaint Antral Mucosa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Blecker
    • 1
  • A. Franckx-Goossens
    • 1
  • S. Lauwers
    • 1
  • Y. Vandenplas
    • 1
  1. 1.Academic Children’s HospitalFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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