Section: TEACHING TO LEARN
1Elianis Ocaña Samada, 2Nidieska Mora Rodríguez
1Enfermera. Máster en Enfermedades infecciosas. Profesora Asistente de la Universidad de Ciencias Médicas. Holguín.2Enfermera. Máster en Atención Integral al niño. Profesora Asistente de la Filial de Ciencias Médicas. Banes. Holguín.
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A retrospective study aimed at describing Helicobacter pylori infection frequency in Princess Margaret Hospital at Dominica, over a nine-month period of time, was carried out. Fifty-eight patients were studied with a urease test. Study endpoints were gender, age, indigestion symptoms, and main upper gastrointestinal diseases associated to Helicobacter pylori. Results were reported by means of simple frequency distribution tables. Among 58 biopsies for urease test, 33 were found positive. A female predominance was observed. Most affected age group were 55 to 64 years-old individuals. Most common indigestion symptoms were epigastric pain and heartburn. Moderate erythematous gastritis was the upper gastrointestinal disease most commonly associated to infection.
Helicobacter pylori; endoscopy; test of urease; moderate erythematous gastritisinfection
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