Serodiffusion of Helicobacter Pylori and HAV in Patients Attending Two Centers in Baghdad

Authors

  • Firas Elias AlKhori Department of Microbiology Al Kindy College of Medicine University of Baghdad.
  • May Yousif Saour Department of Microbiology Al Kindy College of Medicine University of Baghdad.
  • Shatha Ramadhan Department of Microbiology Al Kindy College of Medicine University of Baghdad.

Keywords:

Helicobacter pylori, HAV, ELISA, Endoscope, Gene A

Abstract

Background: Helicobacters are motile curved, oxidase and catalase positive,
gram negative rods similar in morphology to vibrios. The cells have polar flagella
and are often attached at their ends given pairs "S" shapes or seagull
appearance.
Object i ves: The present study was undertaken to estimate the serodiffusion of
H. pylori and hepatitis A virus (HAV) in 300 patients attending two centers in
Baghdad.
Metthods:: HAV was determined by the detection of HAV-IgM in the serum samples. Detection of H. pylori was by ELISA and endoscopic examination.
Resul t s: The serodiffusion of H. pylori was 40% (n=120). Out of the 120
patients infected with H. pylori, 50(41 .6%) patients were diagnosed clinically to
have gastric antraum, the remaining 70 (58.4%) patients were apparently free of
any disease. The present findings showed that the serodiffusion of anti hepatitis
A virus (HAV) antibody was 30 % (n=90).
Concllusiions:: This study shows relatively high serodiffusion of H. pylori and HAV in the studied group. None of the cases had co-infection with both H. pylori and HAV; this may be due to the small size number of the patients under study.

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Published

2013-06-30

How to Cite

Serodiffusion of Helicobacter Pylori and HAV in Patients Attending Two Centers in Baghdad. (2013). AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 9(2), 17-20. https://jkmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/MEDICAL/article/view/517

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