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Is Helicobacter pylori infections in immunocompromised children a risk factor for cancer? [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2014; 22(1): 36-41

Is Helicobacter pylori infections in immunocompromised children a risk factor for cancer?

Amer N. Amer1, Janan G. Hassan1, Ihsan E. Al-Saimary2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Iraq.
2Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Iraq.

The frequency of Helicobacter pylori in children with malignancy was evaluate in the present study.
Among 51 children included in the study, 29 children were in malignancy group (79.3% of them having positive one step diagnostic test),while 22 children were control group (54.5% of them having positive one step diagnostic test).h.pylori infection was significantly higher in the malignancy group comparedto the control group (P<0.05); 44.8% having positive culture for H.pylori,while only 18.2% of control having positive culture for H.pylori. the results showing that there is no significant association between H.pylori and the type of cancer with P > 0.05. And there is a significant association between H.pylori and age more than 5 years with p< 0.05 which is statistically significant among patient groups. The results also showed that there is no significant association between H.pylori and sex among both patient and control groups with P> 0.05.

Keywords: H. pylori, malignancy, children.


Amer N. Amer, Janan G. Hassan, Ihsan E. Al-Saimary. Is Helicobacter pylori infections in immunocompromised children a risk factor for cancer?. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2014; 22(1): 36-41

Corresponding Author: Ihsan E. Al-Saimary, Iraq


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