Prevalencia de Helicobacter pylori en pacientes sintomáticos de consulta externa de la Red Rebagliati (EsSalud),Lima, Perú, en el período 2010 â€" 2013

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in symptomatic outpatients in Red Rebagliati (EsSalud) from 2010 to 2013, Lima, Peru

Ofelia Castillo Contreras, Jorge Maguiña Quispe, Harold Benites Goñi, Alfonso Chacaltana Mendoza, Edson Guzmán Calderón, Milagros Dávalos Moscol, Oscar Frisancho Velarde

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in symptomatic outpatients in Red Rebagliati (EsSalud) from 2010 to 2013.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, transversal and analytical study. Records of outpatients with diagnostic 13C-urea breath test of Helicobacter pylori in the period 2010-2013 were reviewed.

RESULTS: Of the 1711 patients, the overall prevalence of Helicobacter pylori was 45.5% (95% CI: 43.17-47.89) being higher in women than in men (47.1% vs. 42.1%, p=0.056). There were significant differences in age between infected and uninfected (44 vs. 39, p < 0.05), with association between age and the presence of Helicobacter pylori (p<0.001). The estimated prevalence in the pediatric population was 36.3% and was found positive in 201 (51.1%) women of childbearing age. Most (43.9%) came from the financial sector of the city.

CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in the study population was similar in both sexes and is related to age. The average socioeconomic status of Lima maintains the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori reported in the last years.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of Helicobacter pylori in symptomatic outpatients in Red Rebagliati (EsSalud) from 2010 to 2013, Lima, Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de gastroenterologia del Peru : organo oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterologia del Peru
Volume36
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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