Nodular gastritis and Helicobacter pylori infection in childhood

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2007 (EN)
Nodular gastritis and Helicobacter pylori infection in childhood (EN)

Kostaki Maria, Fessatou Smaragdi, Karpathios Th., .

Helicobacter pylori (HP) associated gastritis and peptic ulcer have been initially reported in adult patients. Recently, this association has also been demonstrated in children. We investigated 18 children (8-14 years old) with recurrent abdominal pain. In 7 patients gastroduodenoscopy revealed gastritis and HP was identified. Giemsa stain was more sensitive than urease testing in identifying the bacteria. In 5 of the 7, a nodular appearance of the antral mucosa was observed. The histological examination suggests lymphoid hyperplasia as the cause of the nodularity. All 7 patients became symptomless after a triple therapy with omeprazole, clarithromycin and amoxycillin for 2 weeks. We conclude that nodular gastritis is a peculiar type of gastritis in children. It is frequently found in association with HP infection. Two weeks triple therapy is an effective treatment in children with HP infection. Key words: Helicobacter pylori, nodular gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, childhood (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 13, No 2 (2000) (EN)

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