Are Children Susceptible To Helicobacter Pylori Infection?

- Sep 02, 2020-


It has been confirmed that the main pathogen causing acute and chronic gastritis in children is Helicobacter pylori. About 50% of the normal population has Helicobacter pylori infection. In patients with chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer, the infection rate of Helicobacter pylori is as high as 70% to 80%.

The bacterium is a kind of S-shaped microaerobic gram-negative bacilli, which can settle on the human gastric mucosa and continue to exist. After several years, it can cause chronic active gastritis and twelve-digital gastritis in susceptible individuals. Intestine or stomach ulcer or even stomach cancer. Childhood is another period of rapid increase in infections.

It is clinically found that repeated abdominal pain, anorexia and weight loss are the three main symptoms of Helicobacter pylori in children. In the past, anorexia to children was generally considered to be caused by indigestion and food accumulation, but in fact it is not the case.