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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 223-226
Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in maintenance hemodialysis patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia


Department of Internal Medicine, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Hajar Medical, Educational and Therapeutic Center, Shahrekord, Iran

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Hamid Nasri
Department of Internal Medicine, Hajar Medical, Educational and Therapeutic Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord
Iran
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The purpose of this prospective study is to determine the prevalence of Helico­bacter pylori (H. pylori) infection among stable chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients having non ulcer dyspepsia. The study was carried out on 80 patients consisting of 40 patients with dyspepsia and 40 consecutive control subjects without renal disease and dyspepsic symptoms. Mean age of patients were 56 ± 14 and 47 ± 15 respectively. This study showed no significant difference of H. pylori infection between the two groups. Tissue examination of gastric antrum showed higher localization of H. pylori in HD patients in contrast to controls. This finding has not been reported before and needs further confirmation and evaluation for its significance.


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