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RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 11-13

Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection causing serious gastric problems in individuals consuming spicy food in district Khairpur, Pakistan

Nisar Abbas Shar, Rafique Abbas Shar, Gul Afshan Soomro, Ghulam Abbas Shar, Muhammad Bachal Korai, Shaista Khan.


Objective: To investigate the prevalence of H. pylori in spicy food consuming individuals of district Khairpur, Pakistan.
Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, total of 238 patients were included and samples of the blood were taken. The people were interrogated by utilizing the planned pre-tested questionnaire. Immunochromatographic technique (ICT) kit method was used for serum antibodies. Immunoglobin acute & chronic (IgM/IgG) test was used for antibodies in samples. Data were analyzed on SPSS version 17.
Results: The rate was allied with sort of consuming spicy food in adult with p=0.00001. H. pylori infection exhibited substantial association with spicy food intake. In 238 individuals consuming spicy food, 158 were positive for H. pylori IgM/IgG antibodies. Overall, H. pylori was seen in 66.38% cases.
Conclusion: The incidence of H. pylori is considerably high in individuals with intake of spicy foods (p

Key words: Helicobacter pylori, immunochromatography technique, gastritis.

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