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Abstract - Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen Feco-prevalence in Food Workers in Van
Hanifi Körkoca, Yalçın Dicle, Yasemin Bayram, İrfan Bayram, Mustafa Berktaş

Hanifi Korkoca, Yalcin Dicle, Yasemin Bayram, Irfan Bayram, Mustafa Berktas

Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen Feco-prevalence in Food Workers in Van

Hanifi Korkoca, Yalcin Dicle, Yasemin Bayram, Irfan Bayram, Mustafa Berktas

 Department of Nursing, School of Health, Mus Alparslan University, Mus, Turkey

ABSTRACT
Objectives: Helicobacter pylori contributes to the pathogenesis of peptic ulcers, cancer, and may also cause extra gastric infections. These bacteria can be transmitted by means of fecal-oral, oral-oral, and gastro-oral via an infected person. The present study aims to investigate the existence of H.pylori antigens in the stools of workers employed in the food industry.
Methods: The existence of the H.pylori stool antigen (HpSA) in the stool of food industry workers was researched via the stool antigen test.
Results: The H.pylori stool antigen was detected in 74 out of 154 people taking part in this study (48.05%). No statistical differences were found between the HpSA positivity and the branches of their works.
Conclusions: The fact that 48.05% HpSA was detected in the workers employed in the food industry reveals the potential significance of these people in terms of the H.pylori infections and the need for further studies on this subject. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(1): 10-14
Key words: H.pylori stool antigen, food worker, feco-prevalence

J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015; 5(1): 10-14 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2015.01.0167

Volume 05, Number 01 (2015)

Volume 05, Number 01 (2015)