Prevalencia de infección por Helicobacter Pylori en población pediátrica colombiana
Lamus Gutiérrez, Liliana
Coy Mayorga, Aura Yolanda
Quijano Muñoz, Claudia Lorena
Background: In recent years, it has been recognized an increase in the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in children. There are few studies that establish statistics associated with this infection. It was intended to establish the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in a period of two consecutive years. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was performed, including all patients with H. pylori positive biopsy in Clínica Infantil Colsubsidio in the years 2013-2014. Results: A total of 384 patients were included. The period prevalence of infection with H. pylori was found to be 44.5% in the pediatric population. The average age was 6.9 ± 4 years. HP period prevalence was higher in females (27.86%), 41.41% were from an urban area and 31.51% were school age patients. 32.44% of the population had normal endoscopy, with HP positive. The majority of patients affected were between the ages of 6-14 years. The main endoscopic finding in patients with H. pylori positive in both genders was chronic gastritis. Most patients with H. pylori infection were found in adequate nutritional status. Discussion: Data found is not similar to other studies worldwide. This is a point of departure for future research.