Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129-133

The association between Helicobacter pylori infection and lymphoid reaction in patients suffering from dyspepsia in Bahrain

1 Department of Surgery, Salmaniya Medical Complex and Ministry of Health, Bahrain
2 Department of Pathology, Salmaniya Medical Complex and Ministry of Health, Bahrain

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Abdul Rahman E Fakhro
Department of Surgery, Salmaniya Medical Complex, P.O. Box 12
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 19864738

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Lymphoid reaction to Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori ) infection varies from simple aggregates to primary gastric lymphoma. This study analyzes various lymphoid reaction to H. pylori infection among 102 patients with dyspepsia in Bahrain during 1994-1995. Cases underwent gastroscopy for gastrointestinal complaints and at least four biopsies were taken from each patient. The prevalence of H. pylori among the study group was 79.4%. Males constituted 63.7%. Lymphoid reaction in the form of lymphoid follicles and lymphoid aggregates were found in 31.4% and 24.5% respectively. The Odds Ratio (OR) of developing lymphoid reaction among H. pylori infected cases, compared to non- H. pylori subjects was 20.1:1, and the relative risk (RR) was 7.13. The OR of developing lymphoid follicles among H. pylori cases compared to non-H. pylon subjects was 11:1 and the RR was 5.63.

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