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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

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Abstract

PORTORREAL, Áurea C; MACHADO, Rodrigo Strehl; VIGLIAR, Renata  and  KAWAKAMI, Elisabete. Low Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection evaluated by stool antigen test in preschool and school children. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2008, vol.39, n.4, pp. 664-667. ISSN 1517-8382.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822008000400012.

The study evaluated the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in toddlers using the stool antigen test. Helicobacter pylori was detected in 28/113 (13.1%). Crowding and age were risk factors significantly associated to the infection. We conclude there is a low prevalence of the infection in the studied children.

Keywords : Helicobacter; school health; occupational risks.

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