Saleem Shahzad, Syed Masroor Ahmad, Zeeshan Ali, Shabnam Naveed, Syed Adnan Ali, Aqeel Ahmad Sheikh, Saba Khan.
Endoscopic Evidence of Helicobacter Pylori in Dyspeptic Patients.
Ann Jinnah Sindh Med Uni Jan ;3(1):29-32.

Objective: The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of H. pylori severity in dyspeptic patients. Methodology: This descriptive, retrospective, observational study was carried out at Ward VII of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) after reviewing the record of one hundred patients, aged from 13 to 70 years, who presented in medical OPD or were admitted in Ward VII with complaints of dyspepsia for more than six weeks. After detailed history and physical examination and investigations, hepatitis B, C, and chronic liver disease were ruled out. Results: The mean age of participants was 37.44 ± 12.29 years. Sixty-six per cent participants were women. Mild inflammation was found in 75% of the cases, out of which 49% were with moderate activity, 50% were found to be H. pylori positive, 31% had mild to moderate colonization,19% had moderate to severe colonization and 39% had pit abscesses. Out of male samples, 79.4% were found with mild inflammation. In 47.1% male samples, activity was mild to moderate. In females, 39.4% were found with mild to moderate colonization in H. pylori. Conclusion: This study concludes that 31% dyspeptic patients presenting in JPMC had mild to moderate colonization for H. pylori. Key words: Endoscopy, helicobacter pylori, dyspepsia

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