Author : Acharya, Sourya
Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Rural population of Wardha district of Central India-A Cross Sectional Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 1840-1845
BACKGROUND–Initially believed to be a member of the Campylobacter genus , H. pylori , since being discovered in 1973 , has established itself as an important pathogen responsible for various gastrointestinal tract related ailments. Despite nearly fifty percent of the entire world population being a reservoir for the bacteria , its infection rate depends on a plethora of factors. Some of these may include the socio economic status of a country , with developing and under developed countries being at a greater risk of infection. It most frequently , inhabits the gastric antrum of the stomach but is known to colonize other parts of the gastrointestinal tract especially those having gastric metaplasia. AIM – To estimate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in rural population of Wardha district of central India, in a rural tertiary care centre.
METHODOLGY–This cross -sectional study will be carried out on a total of 150 consecutive patients who have come to the tertiary care centre for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The patients will be fulfilling both, the inclusion as well as the exclusion criteria. Before beginning the procedure , family history and personal history of each patient should be taken. Along with this, history of chronic illness is also to be noted.
RESULT – We aim to detect the presence of Helicobacter pylori upon performing endoscopy of the patients satisfying exclusion and inclusion criteria .