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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-94

Helicobacter pylori infection in children


1 Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama - 10110, Sri Lanka
2 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama - 10110, Sri Lanka
3 Departments of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama - 10110, Sri Lanka

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Shaman Rajindrajith
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine,Talagolla Road, Ragama,
Sri Lanka
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.48964

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Helicobacter pylori infection is a common problem in pediatric practice, and its acquisition is related with poor socioeconomic conditions. Although the organism is thought to be responsible for many diseases, only a handful of them have a direct causal relationship. At present, only a small number of children with well-defined clinical syndromes are benefited from testing and treatment. The treatment should include at least two antibiotics with a proton pump inhibitor.


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