Helicobactor pylori (H pylori) is one of the commonest and most ancient chronic bacterial infection of mankind.
Like other developing countries, the prevalence of H pylori is very high in Bangladesh. More than 80.0% children become infected with H pylori by the age of 6-9 years and92.0% adult population are seropositive for H pylori in Bangladesh. H pylori infection is a common and curable cause of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer diseases and few upper GI malignancies. Approximately 17.0% of infected patients develop peptic ulcer, and one quarter of such patients experience an ulcer complication. In a community based endoscopic survey among adult population, the prevalence of peptic ulcer disease was found to be 15.6% in
Risk factors of H. Pylori:
H. pylori is often contracted in childhood. Risk factors for H. pylori infection are related to living conditions in your childhood, such as:
Living in crowded conditions. You have a greater risk of H. pylori infection if you live in a home with many other people
Living without a reliable supply of clean water. Having a reliable supply of clean, running water helps reduce the risk of H. pylori.
Living in a developing country. People living in developing countries, where crowded and unsanitary living conditions may be more common, have a higher risk of H. pylori infection.
Living with someone who has an H. pylori infection. If someone you live with has H. pylori, you're more likely to also have H. pylori.
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Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering
Daffodil International University