Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori and other intestinal paras | 17892
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Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori and other intestinal parasites amongst duodenal and gastric ulcer patients at Imo state University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, south eastern Nigeria


Ifeanyi O. C. Obiajuru and Prosper O. U. Adogu

The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori and intestinal parasites amongst duodenal, gastric and peptic ulcer patients at Imo State University Teaching Hos pital, Orlu was investigated between February and August, 2012. A total of 1,206 ulcer patients and 4 09 non ulcer patients were examined. Early morning stool samples and venous blood samples were collect ed from the patients from the general out - patient department (GOPD) and Community Medicine de partment (COMED) and sent to Microbiology and Parasitology Laboratory for analyses. The patie nts were examined for ulcer using faecal occult blood (FOB) test. Stool analysis for intestinal par asites was carried out using direct wet mount and stool concentration techniques (flotation and sedim entation methods)

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