Muhammad Zarrar, Shahzad Memon, Kashif Ali, Arsalan Badar, Yar Muhammad, Rozina Mujeeb Sahito
Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences



Frequency of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in the Local Population Presenting with Dyspeptic Symptom

Muhammad Zarrar, Shahzad Memon, Kashif Ali, Arsalan Badar, Yar Muhammad, Rozina Mujeeb Sahito



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ABSTRACT

Objectives: To determine the frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection in the local population presenting with dyspeptic symptom report to a tertiary care hospital of Nawabshah.

Methodology: This cross-sectional study took place at department of medicine, Peoples Medical College and Hospital Nawabshah; during six months, form August 2015 to February 2016. A total of 115 patients with dyspeptic symptoms with upper abdominal disorders such as discomfort and pain, nausea, fullness, bloating, heartburn, anorexia, belching and regurgitation were included. After conducting detailed clinical examination and history, patients were subjected to relevant examinations, i.e. Blood antibody test (IgA antibody test), for H. pylori and venous blood was drawn. All the information was collected in the proforma.

Results: The patients’ average age was 30.92±6.10 years. There were 66(57.4%) male cases and 49(42.6%) female cases. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection was observed to be frequent (60% cases) among both genders.

Conclusion: In conclusion, the present results confirm that the frequency of patients suffering from helicobacter pylori infection was quite high in local population at tertiary care hospital, Nawabshah. Strategies could be developed at an earlier stage and prompt treatment may reduce the morbidity.

Key Words: Dyspepsia, Helicobacter pylori, IgA antibody test



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