Detecting H.pylori Infection For Children

- Jul 07, 2020-

P-infectHelicob-enHD-AR1Helicobacter pylori infection in early childhood may differ in many aspects compared to infection in adulthood: the immune response in the gut, the type and prevalence of complications within and outside the stomach, and the impact on long‐term health. In high prevalence countries, transient infections seem to be common in infants and toddlers, and the consequences of this phenomenon on the short‐ and long‐term immune response are still unclear. 

Symptoms do occur with H. pylori infection:

    ●  An ache or burning pain in your abdomen

    ● Abdominal pain that's worse when your stomach is empty

    ● Nausea 

    ● Loss of appetite

    ● Frequent burping

    ● Bloating

    ● Unintentional weight loss

Early detection of Helicobacter pylori is good for your body, early detection and early treatment.

The 13 C-urea breath test breath test is a rapid noninvasive diagnostic procedure used to identify infections by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and to confirm eradication after treatment. It is based upon the ability of H. pylori to convert urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide.