To study the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in patients with dyspepsia undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
Author(s): Dr. Arjun A
Abstract:Introduction: Acid peptic disease comprises of a wide spectrum of diseases, which cause considerable morbidity. Helicobacter pylori, a curved rod shaped bacterium, has been consistently associated with patients suffering from acid peptic diseases, more in ulcer disease than in on ulcer disease. Due to this high association, it is now believed that Helicobacter pylori plays an important role in the etiopathogenesis of acid peptic disease.
Methodology: 194cases of dyspepsia were studied clinically as per the proforma over a period of one year from August 2017 to September 2018 in Saptagiri institute of medical sciences & research, Bangalore.
Results: Out of 194 patients, there were 122 male patients and 72 female patients, age ranging from15 years to 60 years (Mean-41.8).